Monthly Archives: December 2015

Frankenstein app

screen480x480As promised, here’s the link to the Frankenstein app I mentioned in the last week. There are a number of Frankenstein apps out there, but this is fairly cheap and includes the texts of the first and second edition (and a fairly hilarious voice-over). Following on from our discussions about mediation and editing, it would be useful to ask yourselves, to what extent can one call this an ‘edition’?


‘Lost’ Shelley text online.

This, from Faith Binckes:

This pamphlet– Shelley’s Poetical Essay on the Existing State of Things (1811)– was essentially lost until 2006. As of last month, it is freely available on the Bodleian library website.  It’s a great opportunity to use your newly-acquired book-historical skills to explore this very rare material object (albeit in two-dimensional form). It’s an equally good example of how presenting and framing a text digitally can lead your reader/s into a whole set of related issues, and how decisions regarding which issues to choose shape interpretation in particular directions. You also get a nice introduction from Vanessa Redgrave.