Resources for Episode 1.3 The Monster Mash: Frankenstein at 200
Compare the 1818 and 1831 editions of Shelley’s novel here.
Read an excellent summation of the themes and concerns of British Romanticism from the British Library.
Want to walk in the steps of Mary and Percy Shelley? Visit St. Pancras Old Church.
Here’s a handy list of each of the 281 (!!!) editions of Frankenstein.
Historian Jill Lepore writes about the legacy of Frankenstein at 200 in The New Yorker.
Nigel Richardson searches for the roots of Frankenstein in Geneva.
Resources for Episode 1.2 FREDERICK DOUGLASS LIVES!
Compare Douglass’s autobiographies by reading them (and The Heroic Slave) at Documenting the South.
Visit Douglass’s last home, Cedar Hill, in D.C. Here’s more information from the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site.
Read all about Douglass Day and the important work of the Colored Conventions Project.
Listen to an interview with scholar John Staufford on his efforts to locate every photograph of Douglass.
Literary scholar Robert Levine’s examination of the autobiographies, The Lives of Frederick Douglass, can be purchased here.
Find out more about Alex Black’s work on Douglass and other abolitionist writers on his website.
Resources for Episode 1.1 POETIC JUSTICE
Itching to reread “The Raven” or “The Fall of the House of Usher”? Find the collected works of Poe here.
Play Poe tourist at the following sites where the writer lived and worked:
- The Poe House, Richmond
- Poe Baltimore
- Edgar Allan Poe National Historic Site, Philadelphia
- Poe Cottage, The Bronx
Interested in learning more about Poe’s grave, Sara Sigourney Rice, or his feud with Rufus Griswold? Visit the site of the Poe Society of Baltimore.
Flip through the pages of Sara Sigourney Rice’s Memorial Volume for Poe here!
Now that you’re intrigued, here’s the full text of The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym.
Buy Mat Johnson’s novel Pym.
Find out more about Melissa Gniadek’s work on Poe and other awesome early American writers at her website.