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Month: January 2019

ENG 334 Blog Post #2

ENG 334 Blog Post #2

Post blog entry #2: Allen Smith’s essay is explicitly concerned with the “terms of contemporaneous racial discourse” (564) that he holds should inform our reading of Victor but which have not factored in some of the novel’s most recent criticism. What have been the dominant terms of those other readings? How does Smith change or add to them to make them part of his “project.” What questions does his project raise for you? Be sure to incorporate specific passages from…

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ENG 334 Blog Post #1

ENG 334 Blog Post #1

Compare your own prior reading of Frankenstein to the Critical History. How have you interpreted the novel? Where might you position yourself within the critical history? Do you seem to follow one perspective or to work among many critical approaches? Is there anything in the history that surprises you?       The last time I read Frankenstein (or rather, the last time I read the Sparknotes from Frankenstein) was my senior year of high school. I don’t remember much…

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