Frankenstein Revisited learning resource

Portrait of a young woman - she has long strawberry blonde hair and blue eyes, her head is turned three-quarters to the left

Frankenstein Revisited learning resources

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Key Stages: KS4, Post 16

Subjects: English Literature

About these resources

Resources to support the study of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein at GCSE and A Level including talks by academics, short films, and a bookable workshop on Science and Frankenstein from the History of Science Museum.

Situating Frankenstein lecture

This 30-minute talk by Dr Will Bowers explores the narrative structure, literary and cultural context, and geographical symbolism of Frankenstein.

Other videos

Downloadable resources

  • Mary Shelley Timeline (3Mb)  
    Printable poster summarising the main events of Mary Shelley’s eventful and tragic early life and their influence on her best-known novel.
  • Frankenstein reading list  
    A selected list of useful external resources to deepen your appreciation of Frankenstein in its wider cultural and critical context.

Online workshop: Science and Frankenstein

A bookable online workshop from the History of Science Museum exploring the scientific background and inspiration behind Shelley’s novel with stories and objects from the museum’s collections.

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Lead image: Portrait miniature of Mary Wolstonecraft Shelley (1797–1851), Bodleian Library Shelley relics (d)

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