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Call Me Watkins

A podcast about English literature texts for senior high students.

I am a teacher of senior English and Literature in Melbourne, Australia but have also taught at schools in New South Wales and in Oxford in the UK. If you're wondering about the title of the podcast, it's a reference to my name, Mrs Watkins and what many regard as the best opening line to a book: "Call me Ishmael" from Herman Melville's "Moby Dick".

Feb 25, 2019

This episode begins my close analysis of the text, starting with Volume 1, the four letters Walton writes to his sister. These letters often confuse readers as they seem unrelated at first glance to the story of Frankenstein and the daemon. However, they have a purpose. Listen to find out more.