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Creature Comforts: Domesticity and Domestication in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818) and Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Semester: Spring 2024


Presentation description

My research compares how the creature in Frankenstein and Sally from The Nightmare Before Christmas have different relationships with domestic spaces. It looks at how visible features on their body, like their clothes and their eyes, relate to domesticity and domestication. I look at how gender expectations, domestic animality, and evolutionary human domestication are expressed on their body, and I argue that this expression complicates their access to domestic spaces.

Presenter Name: Savannah McDaniel

Presentation Type: Poster
Presentation Format: In Person
Presentation #C39
College: Humanities
School / Department: English
Research Mentor: Lisa Swanstrom
Date | Time: Tuesday, Apr 9th | 1:00 PM