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Frankenstein: Myths, Monsters, and Modern Science: Introduction

Frankenstein: Myths, Monsters, and Modern Science

This research guide is part of a campus wide curriculum on Frankenstein, funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. Classes will explore how the infamous Mary Shelley novel relates to modern themes. Browse the content using the subject tabs above.

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Funded by a Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the MWCC Humanities Project strengthens the college’s humanities curriculum; supports collaborative and interdisciplinary teaching and research in the humanities; examines the intersection between the humanities and other academic disciplines; and engages MWCC and the community in the discussion of enduring themes from the world’s many cultures and traditions.

Popular Film Adaptations

There have been several film versions of Frankenstein, all of which show a drastically different version of the Monster than was originally portrayed by Shelley. A few of these are listed below. Click the title and then "Place Hold" to borrow from our library system.

Frankenstein (Theodor von Holst, 1831)

 

Mary Shelley: The Birth of Frankenstein

Link to Mary Shelley: The Birth of Frankenstein where you can choose individual segments to watch.

Understanding Frankenstein

These books will help you interpret Frankenstein. The titles link to our library catalog.

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