Creating Frank

Throughout this module, I have learned about intertextuality, and came to realise that the vast majority of books that are out there (if not all of them) are paper models of Frankenstein’s monster: creatures which combine parts and ideas from other texts in order to create something new. Indeed, Mary Shelley’s book itself is an intertextual mess, referencing countless books in various ways.

I decided I wanted to show this in the most literal way possible.

For my Digital Textualities project, I plan to make the various parts of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” visibly by physically joining parts from a number of different books together. I will become Frankenstein by recreating “Frankenstein” in the form of Frankenstein’s monster.


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