Associate Professor of English Bethany Schneider interviewed author Jeanette Winterson’s about her just-released Frankissstein: A Love Story for Kirkus.
From the article:
"Jeanette Winterson’s Frankissstein: A Love Story (Grove, Oct. 1) is an intricate nervous system of a novel. The afterlife of an author’s fictional character is compared to the imminent domination of humans by artificial intelligence. The bodies of complexly gendered human beings are pitted against the bodies of glaringly gendered sex robots, whose protuberances and indentations herald a horrifying future of nondiversity."
Schneider specializes in 19th-century American literatures with teaching and research interests in American Indian studies, race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, slavery, and childhood. She has published extensively as a journalist and a scholar, most recently on the relationship between the works of Laura Ingalls Wilder and Lakota author Zitkala-Sa. She is the author, as Bee Ridgway, of the novel The River of No Return.