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Synergy I: Marginalisation, Discrimination, Isolation and Existence in Literature

Edited By A.Nejat Töngür and Yıldıray Çevik

Studies on the distinguished works of English and American literature of various genres like poetry, plays and fiction are included in this book focusing on and around the central themes of “Marginalisation, Discrimination, Isolation, and Existence.” The aim of the book is to investigate the issues of “Marginalisation, Discrimination, Isolation, and Existence” within the frameworks of gender, colonization, multiculturalism, religion, race, generation gap, politics, technology, immigration, and class.

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I: A PERENNIAL QUEST FOR ETERNAL EXISTENCE: JEANETTE WINTERSON’S FRANKISSSTEIN: A LOVE STORY (Aslı Özlem TARAKCIOĞLU)

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Abstract: Jeanette Winterson’s 2019 novel, Frankissstein: A Love Story, is a stunning afterlife of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein which has been subjected to innumerable rewrites, adaptations and remade films. Different from the previous ones, Winterson, in her work, creates two parallel interesting stories by interweaving an amusing version of the classical story in the 19th century Switzerland and the story of a transgender transhumanist dealing with artificial intelligence in today’s Britain. While creating a literary feat, Winterson, at the same time, seems to lead us to quest the duality – even the multi-layers – of existence. Thus, the aim of this study is to show how Winterson, in her monsterpiece, Frankissstein: A Love Story, inventively plays on the characters, plot, genre, gender, identity, meaning, time and transtextual elements in order to provide us with a wider perspective over the humanity and the purpose of its existence.

Keywords: Frankissstein: A Love Story, Jeanette Winterson, hybridity, AI, transhumanism, posthumanism, existence

Jeanette Winterson’s 2019 novel, Frankissstein: A Love Story, is a stunning afterlife of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein which has been subjected to innumerable rewrites, adaptations and remade films. Different from the previous ones, Winterson, in her work, creates two parallel interesting stories by interweaving an amusing version of the writing process and beyond of the classical story in the 19th century Switzerland and the story of a transhumanist couple, a transgender physician and an expert in AI (AI) and robotic engineering, dealing with AI in today’s...

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