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Senior English | Unit 3 | Topic 1 Conversations: Frankenstein

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Resource Key

Resource Level

We have graded each source in this Research Guide according to the following levels. 

Level 1

Brief, easy to read information which may be basic and use informal language. Newspaper articles are generally this level.

Level 2

Generally includes subject-specific language, provides additional reading and may provide additional background information.

Level 3

Typically, these will be longer in length, detailed and contain technical information.

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Mary Shelley

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Frankenstein

Some 200 years since it was written, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein is now shorthand for the horrors of science run amok. But when author and anatomist Professor Alice Roberts returns to the 18-year-old Mary's manuscripts, she finds someone concerned with the very act of creation itself. She also discovers clues of another writer's influence, someone very close to Mary.

Kenneth Branagh's Frankenstein

Frankenstein, directed by Kenneth Branagh

When the brilliant but unorthodox scientist Dr. Victor Frankenstein rejects the artificial man that he has created, the Creature escapes and later swears revenge.

The Birth of Horror: Frankenstein

The Birth of Horror: Frankenstein

This series examines the creation and popularity of the classic literary horror novels of the Victorian Era. The genre of the horror story gained immense popularity during the late nineteenth century and has retained its popularity for over a century. The classic gothic horror novels reveal the ambiguities of the Victorian Era, an era that experienced the changes of the Industrial Revolution and social repression at the same time. Nightmare! The Birth of Victorian Horror would be useful for classes on Literature, Western Civilization, Drama, Culture and Psychology. It is appropriate for middle school and high school.

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BBC's Frankenstein: Birth of a Monster

Creator of a modern monster, visionary of a scientific future, celebrity, sexual experimenter and struggling mother; Mary Shelley is one of the most enduring novelists and one of the most remarkable. This program reveals how Mary Shelleys personal life influenced her most famous work and why her ideas resonate so clearly today.

Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley, directed Haifaa Al-Mansour

Life and facts of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, who at 16 met 21 year old poet Percy Shelley, resulting in the writing of Frankenstein.