Harvester of Hearts: Motherhood under the Sign of Frankensteinweaves experimental interpretations of Mary Shelley’s early fictions with meditations on topics ranging from twentieth-century feminist theory to elective affinities to the intellectual history of the placenta. The book upsets received distinctions between biological and intellectual history, on the one hand, and literary criticism and creative writing, on the other.
Along the way, I make sense of my first year as a parent.
Harvester unfolds in twenty-six micro-chapters. An early version of the first chapter appeared in Avidly.
The bookis available from Northwestern University Press.