Sequels and Spin-offs

January 1, 2012
(was 01.02.2011)

At the end of Mary Shelley's classic novel, "Frankenstein". Victor Frankenstein dies but his creation lives on. What happens to Frankenstein's monster is left to the reader's imagination.  At least it was until Susan Heyboer O'Keefe wrote her novel, "Frankenstein's Monster," which picks up where Shelley's story ends. In this hour of To the Best of Our Knowledge, we'll meet Heyboer O'Keefe as we explore our fascination with sequels and spin-offs.  Also, we'll look at fan fiction as literature. And promos, spoilers, and other media paratexts.

  1. Jonathan Gray on Paratexts

    The question isn't "seen any good movies lately?" but instead "experienced any good paratexts lately?"

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  2. Constantine Verevis on Sequels

    Some people used to complain that the movie didn't live up to the book. Now they're saying the movie doesn't live up to its sequel.

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  3. Susan Heyboer O'Keefe on "Frankenstein's Monster"

    It's not just the movies that offer sequels. Susan Heyboer O'Keefe's new novel is called "Frankenstein's Monster"...

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  4. Sheenagh Pugh on Fanfiction

    Sheenagh Pugh talked to Anne Strainchamps about sequels, but in her case the sequels are written by fans.

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