de Bruin-Molé, Megen. Gothic Remixed: Monster mashups and frankenﬁctions in 21st-century culture. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2020.
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Keywords: "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen", Moore. Alan, O’Neill. Kevin, Parody, Postmodernism, United Kingdom
Creators: de Bruin-Molé
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic (New York)
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The bestselling genre of Frankenfiction sees classic literature turned into commercial narratives invaded by zombies, vampires, werewolves, and other fantastical monsters. Too engaged with tradition for some and not traditional enough for others, these ‘monster mashups’ are often criticized as a sign of the artistic and moral degeneration of contemporary culture. These hybrid creations are the ‘monsters’ of our age, lurking at the limits of responsible consumption and acceptable appropriation.
This book explores the boundaries and connections between contemporary remix and related modes, including adaptation, parody, the Gothic, Romanticism, and postmodernism. Taking a multimedia approach, case studies range from novels like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and The Extraordinary Adventures of the Athena Club series, to television programmes such as Penny Dreadful, to popular visual artworks like Kevin J. Weir’s Flux MachineGIFs. Megen de Bruin-Molé uses these monstrous and liminal works to show how the thrill of transgression has been contained within safe and familiar formats, resulting in the mashups that dominate Western popular culture.
Table of Contents
1. Frankenfictions (1)
2. Adapting the Monster (41)
3. Mashing Up the Joke (91)
4. Remixing Historical Fiction (135)
5. Appropriating the Author (191)
Conclusion: The Monster Always Escapes (231)