Reading Guide v. 3 A. Focused Sources The Cambridge Companion to Mary Shelley

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ENGL111 - Frankenstein Reading Guide v.3

A. Focused Sources
_The Cambridge Companion to Mary Shelley_

Odegaard Reserve: PR5398 .C36 2003

_The Monster in a Dark Room: Frankenstein, Feminism, and Philosophy_
_Shelley's Frankenstein, the Organization of Matter, and the Spark of Life_
_American Frankenstein: Modernity's Monstrous Progeny_
_Hidden voices: Language and ideology in philosophy of language of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein_,3,10;journal,3,21;linkingpublicationresults,1:104731,1
_Responsible Creativity and the "Modernity" of Mary Shelley's Prometheus_
_Frankenstein, Invisibility, and Nameless Dread_
_Framing the Frame: Embedded Narratives, Enabling Texts, and Frankenstein_

B. Strategies for Finding Sources
If you are not interested in using any of the focused sources that explicitly deal with Frankenstein, then you can search for thematic sources based on your interests:

  1. Decide on your interests and what you find important and then try to come up with possible search terms. For example, if you are interested in the way in which science affects human nature, behavior, the body, etc., then search for those terms individually and in combination using the keyword search.

  2. Once you find a book that seems relevant, go to that area in the stacks and browse around. Look at titles, chapter titles, indexes for things that might be relevant.

  3. Spot-read the introductions of books, and scan the interesting chapters for key words.

  4. Look at bibliographies in the back of the book to see what other text the author cites. By looking at the titles you may find something better.

  5. When reading a chapter and the author cites a work in places that you are interested in, go find that source, too.

  6. Remember, you don’t need to read the entire book to use it: just a chapter that establishes idea you find useful.

  7. Browse for at least an hour – do not choose the first thing you find without looking into more sources because often you’ll have second thoughts once you start reading in depth or writing.

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