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 Works Cited 

1. Frankenstein Exhibit Home Page

U.S. National Library of Medicine, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20894
National Institutes of Health
Department of Health & Human Services
Copyright, Privacy, Accessibility
last updated: 13 February 2002,Feb.15,2008

Fr.Exh.H.Page provides a brief, precise overview on the birth of the book, Mary Shelly’s writer’s life, 1818 physicians and scientists’ attempts to cross the boundaries b/n life and death, studies, experiments and pictures, introducing blood transfusion in an attempt to save women from massive blood lost after birth, Galvanism-what the word implied during the writing of the novel etc. Juja

2. Sublime Anxiety

Copyright © 1996 by the Rector and Visitors of the University of Virginia.
[ Last Modified: Thursday, 31-Jan-2008 18:39:40 EST ]
[ URL:

Awesome website, if you dare to enter under a flash of lightening, an inviting sign EXIBIT will lead you into; Sublime Anxiety: The Gothic Family and The Outsider.

The outsider will find 12 books (The Shelley’s’ and their Circle, Woman and the Gothic, The Vampire to name a few) and keeping his cool continue the journey into each one. There are Curator’s Instructions, after that, you are on your own. Juja


Organic chemistry, the chemistry of the element carbon forms compounds with a few other elements (O, N, P, S and H) and thus becomes the chemical basis for living systems. But why is it called "organic" chemistry? In the beginning of the 19th century, Chemists imagined that organic compounds were held together by a mysterious "vital force". If any one has an interest in organic chemistry, this is a course outline that might be helpful. Juja


In a series of lectures this website reaffirms that 19th century was the century of science. Science affected all areas of life. The years 1760-1840, also known as the Industrial Revolution, brings major changes in society as well. England becomes from agrarian-based society to urban or there is a major shift from feudalism to capitalism.

These are just a few of the discoveries in physics (lecture 27). Lecture 24 is on chemistry and 25 on biology. Juja




now unit of

C.-A. de Coulomb

1736 - 1806


electrical charge

A.-M. Ampère

1775 - 1836


electrical current

C. F. Gauss

1777 - 1855


magnetic induction

H. C. Ørsted

1777 - 1851


magnetic field strength

G. S. Ohm

1789 - 1854


electrical resistance

M. Faraday

1791 - 1867


electrical capacitance

W. Thomson (Lord Kelvin)

1824 - 1907


absolute temperature

H. Hertz

1857 - 1894


wave frequency


The main page of PBS contains a long interview with the father of Intelligent Design Phillip Johnson, a law professor at UC Berkeley and author of the book Darwin on Trial. In it, he is defending Intelligent Design and is trying to point the short comings of Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. When asked if Intelligent Design is science? His answer is:

If evolution by natural selection is a scientific doctrine, then the critique of that doctrine, and even of the fundamental assumption on which it's based, is a legitimate part of science as well.”?! He goes on distinguishing the difference between I.D. and Creationism and in doing so he touches on questions “Is supernatural outside the realm of science? Are evolution and religious beliefs compatible? “Read on and you decide.Juja


Main page of the Genuine article. Literally. One will find articles on garden but also references on The Sublime, Edmund Burke, and Romantic Movement-this is what a good Romantic garden was- quote:

The most successful of the Romantic gardens either had a natural setting of sublime grandeur or Medieval ruins; some had both”.

There are also related blog posts, may be something similar to what we are trying to do. Check it out!Juja


My Hideous Progeny: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

A large section of this web site is specifically devoted to her most famous novel Frankenstein, offering a summary, a title explanation, character descriptions and information about the genre of Gothic literature. The text of Frankenstein is available in a fully annotated HTML format. This web site was last updated on September 23rd 2007.

Relatively short definitions of genres and resources included. As a quick reference some might find it very useful. Very simplistic in explanation of the plot, characters and conflicts, not quite what a college use of language might require .Juja


Scotland in the nineteen century.5.Education Section5.5 Schools

Education of the lower orders. Second report from the Select Committee. Minutes of evidence, 1818.
Vol. IV, 51p. (Sessional no. 356)
Chairman: Henry Brougham

Reports of select committees on the conditions of parochial schools on Scotland from 1818, 1834 and on…In these reports there is interesting information on how the schools were run, who paid the masters salary and what it depended on (certainly not on the performance of the pupils as is in public schools today especially those under Title I –interesting comparison. Sounds like property tax of today?-Read this .Juja

The landed proprietors in each parish were obliged to build the schoolhouses and provide the schoolmaster with a salary. They had the right, however, to ask the tenants to pay half the schoolmaster's salary. In addition, the teacher received fees from the pupils for instruction in certain subjects.

9. :

In the field of social sciences, the study of Sociology was conceived by August Comte, who wrote of a hierarchy of knowledge:

  1. Theological (fictitious)
    2. Abstract (metaphysical)
    3. Scientific (positive)

This website offers course readings on a number of topics among which the French Revolution, Industrialization, Romanticism, Revolutions from 1848 etc. but does not seem very reliable. Looks like any changes can be made!! !Juja

10. to and Adaptations of
Frankenstein in Film and Elsewhere A Selective Chronological Bibliography
taken from the NASSR-L discussion list, September 1999
Compiled by Melissa J. Sites
for Romantic Circles Scholarly ResourcesLatestUpdates: December 1999.

Most reliable source where a student can find information on adaptations and literary responses, in film etc. Juja