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Frankenstein Is ALIVE and Online

Aug 29, 2014

The inside cover of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. Courtesy of Neil Fraistat.
Tomorrow is the birthday of 19th century English writer Mary Shelley. She’s most famous for her creation of Victor Frankenstein, a character who has come to represent the prototypical mad scientist. As of last fall, Mary Shelley’s novel, Frankenstein, is alive and online in its original manuscript form. It’s part of the ‘Shelley-Godwin Digital Archive.’ Sheilah spoke last fall with one of the collaborators on the archive, University of Maryland English professor Neil Fraistat. 

Fraistat is also director of the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities at the University of Maryland. He joined us us on the line from New York City where he kicked off the opening of the digital archive.

This segment originally aired on November 1st, 2013.