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Embracing the “Workshop of Filthy Creation”Frankenstein, Failure, and the Public Humanities

Embracing the “Workshop of Filthy Creation”Frankenstein, Failure, and the Public Humanities This article describes a creative public humanities project undertaken to mark the two hundredth anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein that transformed the entire novel into an erasure poem made by incarcerated and nonincarcerated participants. The article traces its genesis, outlines the pedagogies that informed it, and closely reads one image from the erasure poem as a touchstone for reflecting on the lessons learned from the project. It also addresses the absence of critical discussions of failure in the discourse of the public humanities. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Pedagogy Duke University Press

Embracing the “Workshop of Filthy Creation”Frankenstein, Failure, and the Public Humanities

Pedagogy , Volume 22 (2) – Apr 1, 2022

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Copyright © 2022 by Duke University Press
ISSN
1531-4200
eISSN
1533-6255
DOI
10.1215/15314200-9576415
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Abstract

This article describes a creative public humanities project undertaken to mark the two hundredth anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein that transformed the entire novel into an erasure poem made by incarcerated and nonincarcerated participants. The article traces its genesis, outlines the pedagogies that informed it, and closely reads one image from the erasure poem as a touchstone for reflecting on the lessons learned from the project. It also addresses the absence of critical discussions of failure in the discourse of the public humanities.

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PedagogyDuke University Press

Published: Apr 1, 2022

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