Resources

1. Celebrating the Art and Science of Mary Shelley’s Masterpiece:  A Research Guide created by the Douglas D. Schumann Library and Learning Commons at Wentworth Institute of Technology 
https://library.wit.edu/guides/frankenstein 

2. Frankenstein: a Research Guide created by the Cardinal Cushing Library at Emmanuel College 
http://library.emmanuel.edu/sp/subjects/guide.php?subject=frankenstein 

3. A Matter of Life and Death: A Research Guide created by the MPCHS Library 
https://mcphs.libguides.com/c.php?g=878810 

4. Excellent “Why Frankenstein Is Still Relevant” series from Slate
http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2017/01/why_frankenstein_is_still_relevant_almost_200_years_after_it_was_published.html 

including “A Cheat-Sheet Guide to Frankenstein and Its Legacy for Scientific Innovation” 

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2017/01/a_cheat_sheet_guide_to_frankenstein_s_role_in_scientific_innovation.html 

“How Franken- Lurched Its Way Into Our Lexicon” :

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2017/01/the_rise_of_the_franken_prefix.html 

 

“The Problem with Playing God” :

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2017/01/frankenstein_and_the_problem_with_playing_god.html 

“The Weird Science that Inspired Mary Shelley to Write Frankenstein” :

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2017/01/the_science_that_inspired_mary_shelley_s_frankenstein.html 

“What Frankenstein Has to Do With Anti-Vaxxers”:

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2017/01/what_frankenstein_has_to_do_with_anti_vaccination_activists.html 

“The Heated 19th-Century Debate Over Animal Experimentation”:

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2017/01/experimental_animals_frankenstein_and_the_19th_century_s_debates_about_scientific.html 

 “What A.I. Researchers Can Learn from Frankenstein—by our keynote speaker Charlotte Gordon! 

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2017/01/what_artificial_intelligence_researchers_can_learn_from_frankenstein.html 

“How Frankenstein’s Monster Became Sexy” :

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2017/01/why_frankenstein_adaptations_now_make_the_monster_sexy.html 

and “How Frankenstein Helps a Modern Bioengineer Think about His Own Work” :

http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2017/01/how_frankenstein_helps_a_scientist_think_about_his_research.html 

5. A vast compendium of info about Shelley, the novel, and its after-life in popular culture, created by Keats-Shelley Association of America: 

https://frankenreads.org/resources/ 

This includes a section on teaching Frankenstein: 

https://frankenreads.org/resources/teaching-frankenstein/ 

The “Teaching Frankenstein” section includes these articles from The New York Times: 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/15/learning/lesson-plans/teaching-frankenstein-with-the-new-york-times.html 

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/12/world/asia/china-body-transplant.html 

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/27/upshot/building-a-better-human-with-science-the-public-says-no-thanks.html 

6. Arizona State and their Center for Science and the Imagination have been working on this Frankenstein project for a couple of years. The homepage is especially rich.  Check out the game:

https://csi.asu.edu/category/projects/frankenstein-bicentennial/ 

7.  In addition to its new volume Frankenstein, Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds, MIT’s commitment to the text includes this fantastic resource: 

https://www.frankenbook.org/ 

See especially the “essays” and “media” tabs. 

8. A Library Guide created by WIT’s Schumann Library and Learning Commons: 

https://library.wit.edu/guides/frankenstein 

9.  For enthusiasts of geography and the digital humanities, see this Frankenstein atlas: 

https://www.jasonmkelly.com/frankensteinatlas 

10. A fabulous Medical Humanities site from Stanford that explores Frankenstein: 

https://med.stanford.edu/medicineandthemuse/events/FrankensteinAt200.html 

11. A public humanities article on Mary Shelley’s mother, the feminist Mary Wollstonecraft:

https://aeon.co/classics/to-end-patriarchy-woman-must-first-seize-power-over-herself

12.  For business and finance students, see The Fear Index by Robert Harris, a well written, highly relevant contemporary novel about artificial intelligence and the stock market:  

https://www.amazon.com/Fear-Index-Robert-Harris/dp/0307948110/ref=sr_1_1

13. An hour-long radio show about Frankenstein; the second half includes a broad-ranging conversation about the many approaches we can take to Shelley’s text: 

http://www.wbur.org/onpoint/2018/02/12/working-in-the-lab-late-one-night