McAvan, Emily

Monash University

Emily McAvan is an Australian cultural critic whose work takes in the intersection between religion and culture. She is the author of Jeanette Winterson and Religion (Bloomsbury 2020) and The Postmodern Sacred (McFarland 2012) as well as numerous journal articles. She teaches at Monash University.


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    Jeanette Winterson’s 2019 novel Frankissstein is a contemporary re-reading of Mary Shelley’s classic Gothic text Frankenstein that profoundly challenges ideas of what it means to be human in the present day, by drawing on posthuman ideas about the constitution of the self. In this novel, Winterson portrays various forms of ‘monsters’ such as AI,...Read more