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Osiris volume on Frankenstein and its iterations in the history of science and medicine

Call for Papers

October 15, 2016

United States

Subject Fields:
History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Intellectual History

To follow the publication of our recent book, Monstrous Progeny: A History of the Frankenstein Narratives (Rutgers UP, 2016) and in honor of the upcoming bicentennial of the publication of Frankenstein, Les Friedman and I are proposing an edition of the history of science journal Osiris to be devoted to iterations of the Frankenstein story in the history of science and medicine. We are still searching for a few contributors who would be interested in writing on any aspect of this in any region at any time. Possible themes include but are not limited to experimentation, scientific institutions and universities, Arctic exploration, the search for the “spark of life,” Galvinism, anatomy, the rise of scientific disciplines, and the formalization of scientific practice/the formation of scientific truth. For now, only a 500 word abstract is required by the miuddle of October. It will be submitted with the complete proposal for consideration, and we hope to hear we were selected in November. I hope to hear from interested contributors ASAP at

Allison Kavey
History Department
CUNY John Jay College and CUNY Graduate Center

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Allison Kavey
CUNY John Jay College-History Department
524 W 59th St
NY, NY 10019

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