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A term referring to various aspects of Frankenstein
adjective Referring to any enterprise—a ‘Frankenstein’—that circumvents or expands beyond the mechanisms designed to control it
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In The Mortal Immortal, Mary Shelley extends her Frankensteinian vision with a hero who just reaches the age of 323.
This is the literature of Frankensteinian transformation taking discombobulated parts, galvanizing by words, and a new being springs forth.
He appears as a Frankensteinian monster cobbled together from contemporary tropes--full of fierce glances, sarcastic vocal mannerisms, and (as a didactic parenthetical suggests) "many ingenious methods of child-torture" (EPF, 56).
17) The irony is that the Barbarian world is not natural and native, but is a Necropolis 'built' upon the ruins of the city: it is a made-up, Frankensteinian Creature.
He holds up a larger steer horn--a strange, Frankensteinian beast that's obviously been assembled from parts of other brass instruments.
62-6, 157-9), not art in the sense of representations of the past guarded day and night in those fortresses known as museums, but art as a Frankensteinian recreative force that aims to better or improve upon nature, yet in the process alters the body's senses with machinery originally developed as extensions of the senses by functionally interfusing tissue and electronic instruments.
Judge Frankel's dream of "a commission on sentencing" and a mechanical punishment regime through "chart or calculus" (338)--fulfilling the Benthamite goal of a mathematical approach to punishment (339) and producing a Weberian sentencing machine (340)--has become nothing less than a Frankensteinian nightmare.
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The collage imagination at the core of such a gesture is one committed to liberating juxtaposition, mosaic, conflation, fusion and confusion, Frankensteinian fictions, cyborg scripts, centaur texts, the narratologically amphibious writings that embrace a poetics of beautiful monstrosity.
Poet Sook Kong observes that, "All that is Frankensteinian is out of the belfry," while Judy Rebick takes the anti-globalization movement to task for paying lip service to feminism.
Even with Hollywood's assistance - or hindrance, as the case may be - Cooper says the primary objection to xenotransplantation seems to be from animal rights organizations rather than from people worried about Frankensteinian species blends.
The author, an internist, Harvard professor, and respected poet, laments that his medical education transformed him into a kind of Frankensteinian man-machine--"My eyes/ Are microscopes and cathode X-ray tubes/ In one"--who sees only bacteria, bones, and blood chemistry.