Teaching Mary Shelley's Frankenstein Using Resources Available at RC

This exhibit collects materials at Romantic Circles relevant to Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.

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Items in This Exhibit

Primary Texts

Section: Electronic Editions
Curator's Notes:

This is, of course, the starting point. With editor Stuart Curran's copious annotations and myriad contextual documents, this edition provides more than enough fodder for study of the Frankenstein texts and its cultural milieu.

Description:
This edition of Frankenstein, in gestation for over fifteen years, provides the texts of both the 1818 and 1831 editions, as well as copious annotations that emphasize the novel's strong inter- and intra-textual connections.
Section: Electronic Editions
Description:
Includes an introduction, full text of the play, images of the 1823 cast, a bibliography and filmography, the first reviews of Presumption, & a biography of Richard Brinsley Peake.
Section: Electronic Editions
Description:
Includes HTML, ASCII, and SGML versions, other works by Mary Shelley, works and excerpts from works cited by Shelley, bibliography, maps, images & sound files, critical essays, contemporary works on plague, notes.

Essays

Section: Praxis Series
Description:
Essays focusing in on two pivotal dreams of Mary Shelley's protagonist, Victor Frankenstein, in her novel Frankenstein, offering various interpretations, found in the book and its many adaptations, including film. Edited by Jerrold E. Hogle, with essays by Anne Williams, Matthew VanWinkle, John Rieder and Marc Redfield.

Research and Teaching Tools

Section: Scholarly Resources
Description:
This resource provides a detailed chronology of Mary Shelley's life and work, as well as several contemporary reviews of her novels and of a play inspired by Frankenstein.
Section: Scholarly Resources
Description:
Responses to and Adaptations of Frankenstein in Film and Elsewhere A Selective Chronological Bibliography taken from the NASSR-L discussion list, September 1999 Compiled by Melissa J. Sites for Romantic Circles Scholarly Resources Latest Updates: December 1999

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