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Scalpel and Metaphor: The Ceremony of Organ Harvest in Gothic Science Fiction

Journal Article
Wasson, S. (2015)
Scalpel and Metaphor: The Ceremony of Organ Harvest in Gothic Science Fiction. Gothic Studies, 17, 104-123. https://doi.org/10.7227/GS.17.1.8
In organ transfer, tissue moves through a web of language. Metaphors reclassify the tissue to enable its redeployment, framing the process for practitioners and public. The pr...

Recalcitrant Tissue: Organ Transfer and the Struggle for Narrative Control.

Book
Wasson, S. (2014)
Recalcitrant Tissue: Organ Transfer and the Struggle for Narrative Control. In J. Edwards (Ed.), Technologies of the Gothic in Literature and Culture: Technogothics, 99-112. Routledge
The Gothic has long been interested in failed communities, the snapping or violating of ties between kin or neighbours. As the Gothic mutates into new forms today, it is incre...

Medical Gothic: organ harvesting and medicalised abjection in Kazuo Ishiguro and Neal Shusterman.

Presentation / Conference
Wasson, S. (2011, August)
Medical Gothic: organ harvesting and medicalised abjection in Kazuo Ishiguro and Neal Shusterman. Paper presented at Gothic limits / Gothic Ltd.’: 10th Biennial Conference of the International Gothic Association. 2-5 August 2011., University of Heidelberg, Germany
The International Gothic Association facilitates dissemination of research in Gothic and horror from the eighteenth century to the present, and the Conference is held once eve...

Olalla's legacy: twentieth century vampire fiction and genetic previvorship

Journal Article
Wasson, S. (2010)
Olalla's legacy: twentieth century vampire fiction and genetic previvorship. Journal of Stevenson Studies, 7, 55-81
Although Robert Louis Stevenson’s short story ‘Olalla’ does not use the word ‘vampire’ at any point, it contains a cluster of motifs that have led critics to identify it as a ...

Cannibal doubles: organ harvesting and the grotesque double in gothic science fiction.

Presentation / Conference
Wasson, S. (2009, July)
Cannibal doubles: organ harvesting and the grotesque double in gothic science fiction. Paper presented at International Gothic Association Biannual Conference, Lancaster University

Love in the time of cloning:  science fictions of transgressive kinship.

Journal Article
Wasson, S. (2004)
Love in the time of cloning:  science fictions of transgressive kinship. Extrapolation. 45, 130-144. ISSN 0014-5483
This article presents a discussion on science fiction related to cloning. Science fiction has long played with the notion of the doubled self, and the speculative potential of...