Pittsburgh Bicentennial Frankenstein Project
Welcome to our GitHub Page! We are working on preparing a new digital edition of the novel Frankenstein in its first three editions for the bicentennial of its first publication in 1818. Our edition is a digital collation of five distinct versions of the novel produced between 1816 and 1831.
“Beta editions” ready for reading:
- Pitt-Greensburg classroom edition of the 1818 text (a copy of the same) for use in annotation assignments.
- The Thomas text (an edition representing Mary Shelley’s edits handwritten on an 1818 edition of the novel).
- Collated editions of the 1816 draft notebooks (based on Shelley-Godwin Archive documents), 1818, Thomas text, 1823, and 1831 versions.
About Frankenstein and our variorum project:
Bicentennial Bits and Bytes: The Pittsburgh Digital Frankenstein Project: MLA 2018 panel presentation on our variorum edition project, reconciling previous digital editions, ongoing stylometric research, and annotation development.
Frankenstein and Text Genetics: an introduction to the novel and its contexts, and our project’s connection with the Shelley-Godwin Archive
a slide presentation by Elisa Beshero-Bondar and Raffaele Viglianti for the 2017 NASSR Conference on 11 August 2017: http://bit.ly/NASSR_BicFrank
Balisage Proceedings for the Symposium on Up-Conversion and Up-Translation (31 July 2017): Rebuilding a digital Frankenstein by 2018: Towards a theory of losses and gains in up-translation
More resources, including editions of the 1823 and 1831 versions of the novel, will become available here as our project develops.