Assimilating the Shrew: Alraune and the Discussion of Biological Difference in Weimar Horror Film

@inproceedings{Ashkenazi2012AssimilatingTS,
  title={Assimilating the Shrew: Alraune and the Discussion of Biological Difference in Weimar Horror Film},
  author={O. Ashkenazi},
  year={2012}
}
Hanns Heinz Ewers’s 1911 novel Alraune. Eine Geschichte lebenden Wesens (Alraune: A Story of a Living Creature) is considered one of the fundamental inspirations of modern horror literature and of the horror-film genre.1 The creation of an impulsive femme fatale by an ambitious scientist seems to integrate two defining tropes of modern imagination: Mary Shelley’s monstrous Frankenstein and Frank Wedekind’s promiscuous Lulu. Written in Italy prior to World War I and located in a tranquil turn-of… Expand