Frankenstein and Feminism: Contemplating The Memoirs of Elizabeth Frankenstein

Anthropology of Consciousness 22 (1):66-68 (2011)
Theodore Roszak's compelling parable, The Memoirs of Elizabeth Frankenstein, provides an (eco)-feminist view of the “Night of the Living Dead Model” and suggests that only the equal union of “masculine” and “feminine” energies will help us resolve the current eco-crisis. This article further explores the consequences of the highly masculinized post-Enlightenment rationalism as demonstrated in Roszak's novel. Although this article agrees that there is a dangerous imbalance between natural/spiritual and scientific/rational viewpoints, it also stresses that the extreme genderification of these energies is potentially problematic
Keywords ecosophy  consciousness  Frankenstein  Theodore Roszak  (eco)‐feminism
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DOI 10.1111/j.1556-3537.2011.01040.x
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