Hello, Rebus Community! I teach writing, literature, and public speaking at Corning Community College, located in the Finger Lakes region of New York. I also serve the College this year as the Faculty OER Coordinator and am currently the President of our faculty union, the Professional Educators of Corning Community College (NYSUT/AFT/NEA/AFL-CIO).
The immediate prompt for my exploring the Rebus Community is an idea I have that I’m calling Open Frankenstein. This would be an open textbook that includes the complete texts (1818 and 1831) of Frankenstein supplemented entirely by other open resources, including not only public domain texts and images from the period for historical/literary/biographical contexts but openly licensed, high-quality learning materials written by and for modern-day readers of Frankenstein as well. If you are interested in helping with this project in any way, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beyond Frankenstein, my Corning CC colleagues and I do use an open textbook for our Freshman Composition I and Public Speaking classes, and I am excited that a new open textbook for our Freshman Composition II (literature-based) course is also under development.
I look forward to seeing how I might contribute to other Rebus Community projects, and how/if Open Frankenstein might find the spark of life here!