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‘Do fictional monsters reflect our reality?’, The Royal Institution, 5 June 2018

This event at The Royal Institute, London may be of interest: Do fictional monsters reflect our reality? Tuesday 5 June, 7.00pm – 8.30pm Frankenstein’s creature is a classic example of a monster in popular culture. But what can fictional beings … Continue reading

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Frankenstein and Counter-Enlightenment

I’m sure many will have seen the furore stirred up in social media, particularly among Gothicists, by the Sun’s article on Frankenstein, which screams, ‘SNOWFLAKE students claim Frankenstein’s monster was a misunderstood victim with feelings’. I don’t think it’s altogether … Continue reading

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Frankenstein Schools Programme

On February 27th  I will take part in a Q&A on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein with sixth forms in Hertfordshire in collaboration with the St Alban’s Abbey Theatre. We will mark 200 years since the novel’s publication in 1818 and spend … Continue reading

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CFPs: Dracula, Frankenstein, and Bodily Fluids

Three CFPs for conferences that might be of interest: Children of the Night: A Cross-Platform Dracula Conference, Transilvania University of Brașov, 17-19 October 2018. Frankenstein – Parable of the Modern Age 1818 – 2018, International Symposium of the Inklings-Society, Ingolstadt, … Continue reading

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‘A devout but nearly silent listener’: dialogue, sociability, and Promethean individualism in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818)

My article, ‘”A devout but nearly silent listener”: dialogue, sociability, and Promethean individualism in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818)’, has been published in The Irish Journal of Gothic and Horror Studies, 16 (Autumn 2017) alongside other excellent articles. Here’s a brief … Continue reading

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CfP: Gothic Hybridities: Interdisciplinary, Multimodal and Transhistorical Approaches, Manchester, 31 July-3 August 2018

I should have posted this earlier; my apologies! The Call for Papers is now out for the 14th conference of the International Gothic Association, themed ‘Gothic Hybridities: Interdisciplinary, Multimodal and Transhistorical Approaches’. Manchester Metropolitan University are hosting the event on … Continue reading

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CfP: The Bicentenary Conference on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Venice, 21-22 February 2018

A fabulous place for a conference on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, hosted by the University of Venice, 21-22 February 2018 (deadline 1 November 2017). Although it is difficult to add new and original interpretations of Frankenstein, the pressure and the pleasure … Continue reading

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The Myth of Frankenstein and Scientific Hubris

Here’s an excellent essay by Phillip Ball, ‘“Frankenstein” Reflects the Hopes and Fears of Every Scientific Era‘ that challenges the oft-circulated idea that Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is directed against the hubris of scientists. Sometimes, this is framed as feminist critique, but … Continue reading

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CFP: The Shelley Conference, Institute for English Studies, London, 15 September 2017

Call for papers for a one-day conference on Percy Bysse Shelley and Mary Shelley: This one-day conference, held at the Institute for English Studies in central London, and supported by the Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies, University of York, celebrates … Continue reading

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Theodore von Holst, ‘Frankenstein’ (1831)

A very erudite and penetrating article here by Ian Haywood of the University of Roehampton on the frontispiece to Mary Shelley’s 1831 edition of Frankenstein by Theodore von Holst, a protégé of Henry Fuseli. Haywood’s essay uses the image of … Continue reading

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