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How technology can challenge our understanding of Frankenstein article icon

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How technology can challenge our understanding of Frankenstein

Dr Francesca Benatti, Research Fellow in Digital Humanities at The Open University, believes specialised text analysis software can help us develop new insights into classic literature.

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Make a map

Go on an adventure with Swallows and Amazons as you make a map and set sail for Wild Cat Island.

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Island adventures

Hear about the children's books which inspired Swallows and Amazons.

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5 mins
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The real Swallows

See the draft of Swallows and Amazons and hear about the children’s characters. 

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5 mins
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Cider in bohemia

Take a closer look at the manuscript of Cider with Rosie.

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5 mins
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Walk with Laurie Lee

Go on an adventure with Cider with Rosie as you find out what happened next and go on a walk with Laurie Lee.

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Titles that sell

See the changes George Eliot made as she wrote The Mill on the Floss.

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5 mins
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Circulation wars

See the magazine where Confessions was first published.

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5 mins
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Making it into print

Follow Confessions from manuscript to magazine to book. 

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5 mins
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Recycled stories

Go on an adventure with The Mill on the Floss as you visit where George Eliot grew up and discover recycled stories.

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5 mins
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Make your own confession

Go on an adventure with Confessions of an English Opium Eater as you confess yourself and explore Thomas De Quincey’s Edinburgh.

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The real places that inspired Eliot

See George Eliot’s manuscript and the fictional names she gave to real places.

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5 mins
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