21L.000J | Fall 2010 | Undergraduate
Writing About Literature

Readings

Shelley, M. S. Frankenstein. New York, NY: Norton, 1995. ISBN: 9780393964585.

Melville, H. Benito Cereno. Boston, MA: Bedford/Saint Martin’s, 2006. ISBN: 9780312452421.

Bechdel, Alison. Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic. Boston, MA: Mariner’s Books, 2007. ISBN: 9780618871711.

Wilde, Oscar. The Importance of Being Earnest, and Other Plays. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2008. ISBN: 9780199535972.

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2 Shelley, M. S. Frankenstein. Preface, and preface to 1831 edition. Vol. I. New York, NY: Norton, 1995. ISBN: 9780393964585.
3 Shelley, M. S. Frankenstein. Vol. II. New York, NY: Norton, 1995. ISBN: 9780393964585.
4 Shelley, M. S. Frankenstein. Vol. III. New York, NY: Norton, 1995. ISBN: 9780393964585.
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Sources and Contexts for Frankenstein: Reports (5 minutes) on Prometheus Myth (Hesiod’s Theogony, Aeschylus’ Prometheus Bound), Scientists (Erasmus Darwin, Luigi Galvani, Humphrey Davy), and Explorers (James Cook).

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Sources and Contexts for Frankenstein: Reports on Creature’s reading list (Plutarch’s Lives, Milton’s Paradise Lost, Goethe’s The Sorrows of Young Werther).

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Sources and Contexts for Frankenstein: Reports on Romantic Poets (Shelley, Byron, Coleridge) and the Sublime (Burke).

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Sources and Contexts for Frankenstein: Philosophy (John Locke, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, William Godwin, Mary Wollstonecraft).

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Frankenstein Adaptations: Early Silent Film

Branagh, Kenneth. Frankenstein. 1994

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Frankenstein Adaptations: Early Silent Film (cont.)

16 Melville, H. Benito Cereno. Boston, MA: Bedford/Saint Martin’s, 2006. ISBN: 9780312452421.
17 Melville, H. Benito Cereno. Boston, MA: Bedford/Saint Martin’s, 2006. ISBN:9780312452421. (cont.)
18 Melville, H. Benito Cereno. Boston, MA: Bedford/Saint Martin’s, 2006. ISBN: 9780312452421. (cont.)
21 Wilde, Oscar. The Importance of Being Earnest, and Other Plays. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2008. ISBN: 9780199535972.
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Wilde, Oscar. The Importance of Being Earnest, and Other Plays. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2008. ISBN: 9780199535972. (cont.)

Parker, Oliver. The Importance of Being Earnest. 2002

23 Bechdel, Alison. Fun Home. Boston, MA: Mariner’s Books, 2007. ISBN: 9780618871711.
24 Bechdel, Alison. Fun Home. Boston, MA: Mariner’s Books, 2007. ISBN: 9780618871711. (cont.)
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