Julie Carlson

Julie Carlson is a professor of English and the associate dean of faculty equity at University of California, Santa Barbara. With Aranye Fradenburg Joy, she is editor of Brainstorm Books, an imprint of punctum books. Author of England’s First Family of Writers: Mary Wollstonecraft, William Godwin, Mary Shelley (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007) and In the Theatre of Romanticism: Coleridge, Nationalism, Women (Cambridge University Press, 1994) and co-editor with Elisabeth Weber of Speaking about Torture (Fordham University Press, 2012), her writings concern radical activism in British Romantic literary culture, theories of mind, and friendship across difference. Her current book project is Friendship and Creativity: The Radical Legacy of British Romanticism. 


on Frankissstein: A Love Story by Jeanette Winterson

Jeanette Winterson’s new novel, Frankissstein, is a lively homage to the biotechnological future first made thinkable in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. It is one in a long series of remakes and commentaries that equate “Frankenstein” with biotechnological developments such as cloning, AI, GMO, and sex-change surgery, at times to marvel at human ingenuity, more often to […]

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