Final Collaborative Website Project

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El pequeño Frankenstein

For your final project, you will work in groups to build a website that offers different theoretical perspectives on Frankenstein. Each group will collectively be responsible for writing one page on the site, finding Creative Commons images to use, and organizing your content. Individually, you will contribute a brief essay (~1000 words) that offers a literary argument about Frankenstein informed by a theoretical perspective and supported by secondary research.

The purpose of the site is to be informative about theoretical approaches to Frankenstein (so: not descriptive about the novel’s plot).

The organization of the site should show clear connections within the groups as well as differences between the groups (so: how would Group A’s theoretical approach distinguish itself from Group B’s?)

  • One group member responsible for contributing to a shared annotated bibliography (selecting the best 4–5 annotations from your group’s contribution)
  • One group member responsible for gathering images (including Voyant; be sure to use Creative Commons images and give attribution in a caption)
  • One group member responsible for managing Page layouts/organization
  • One group member responsible for hyperlinks (identify other web projects or resources to link to from your main page, and identify useful links within individual essays).

Web Assignment

 

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Image 1: Using the Voyant tool, I was able to examine how life and death interact in the novel and where they intersect. Even though they are both constants in Frankenstein it is clear to see that there is more life than death, helping to prove that the novel, is in fact, about creation. There is only one point in the novel in which there is far more mention of death than life. Additionally, it appears that in almost the exact center of the novel there is no mention of either.

Image 2: I used the Bubblelines tool to mark the concept and use of time in Frankenstein. Even though the 1818 version of the novel uses more “time language” than its 1831 counterpart, they are both essentially conveying the same meaning. The chart tells us what an important role time plays in the novel and how it can be used to interpret the meaning.

Image 3: Using the textual arc tool allows voyant to read Frankenstein to someone, all while showing the connections between words. The most frequent words, such as father and life, clump in the middle while the less used words, like innocence and language are on the outer circle. I liked using this tool the best because it showed how the novel fit together and which terms were used the most