An Interview with Frankenstein Scholar Sarah Milner

An Interview with Frankenstein scholar Sarah Milner, Trent University.

By Derek Newman-Stille



Sarah Milner is a researcher at Trent University. Her interests include textual adaptations, transformative texts, film studies, and the filmography of James Whale in addition to her studies of Frankenstein. Milner is also a bluegrass musician, a performer, and radio personality.


In our interview, Sarah Milner discusses Frankenstein’s monster as an outsider, the Universal Frankenstein films, the work of director James Whale, gender, textual adaptation, Frankenstein stories for children, and humanizing the monster.


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An Interview with Frankenstein Scholar Anya Heise-von der Lippe

An Interview with Frankenstein Scholar Anya Heise-von der Lippe, Universität Tübingen.

By Derek Newman-Stille


Anya Heise-von der Lippe is a scholar at the Universität Tübingen in Germany. Her research areas include The Gothic, Monsters and the Monstrous, Posthumanism, Disability Studies, Embodiments, Dystopias, Cyberculture, Digital Humanities, Textualities, Hypertext.


Her publications include:

Posthuman Gothic (University of Wales Press, 2017)
‘”I keep saying brains” – Posthuman Zombie Narratives.’ Horror Studies 9.1 (2018).
‘Brave New World’. In: Christoph Reinfandt (ed.): Handbook of the English Novel, 1900-2015. DeGruyter, 2017.
‘Hypertext and the Creation of Choice: Making Monsters in the Age of Digital Textual (Re)Production’. In: Lorna Piatti-Farnell and Donna Lee Brien (eds.): New Directions in 21st-Century Gothic: The Gothic Compass. Routledge, 2015

‘Black as a Ghost’: Toni Morrison’s Hauntologies. Dissections 9 (2014)

In our interview, Anya Heise-von der Lippe discusses the relationship of Frankenstein to gothic fiction texts, Romanticism, and science fiction, ideas of normative bodies, gender, power and bodily control, ideas of science, and the experience of sizeism.

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An Academic Discussion on Frankenstein and Colonialism by Ashley Caranto Morford

In the first of our Kickstarter stretch reward academic discussions of Frakenstein, Derek Newman-Stille interviews Ashley Caranto Morford from the University of Toronto about a decolonizing perspective on Frankenstein. Morford applies a queer decolonizing lens to the study of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and its antecedents. Morford also runs the Digital Humanities project Frankenstein’s Creature: Troubling Understandings of the Other.


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