This is a course blog for English 199, Foundations of Literary Studies, at Vanderbilt University’s English Department.  I have created this site as a friendly non-hostile discussion forum where I and my students can openly share ideas, questions, and sheer joy on any topic pertaining to various schools of literary criticism (feminism, psychoanalysis, Marxism, postcolonial, etc.) and particularly on Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein.  I invite all English literature enthusiasts and Frankenstein fans to rate my students’ posts, offer insightful comments on them, and contribute to our free-ranging discussions.  Please feel free to follow the blog by subscribing on the lower sidebar prompt. Thank you.

Humberto Garcia,

Associate Professor of English,

Vanderbilt University