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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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Cultural Afterlives of Frankenstein

Great post by Megen de Bruin-Molé–Cultural Afterlives of Frankenstein–on why works last and the enduring nature of the Frankenstein myth, traced from Mary Shelley’s novel through its myriad descendants and adaptations.

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Andrew Smith, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Frankenstein

Andrew Smith of the University of Sheffield has edited this exciting new collection of essays on Frankenstein in the always-useful Cambridge Companions series–out in September 2016. It approaches the classic Gothic novel from a variety of perspectives and considers adaptations … Continue reading

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Summer of 1816: Creativity and Turmoil

What a fabulous conference Summer of 1816: Creativity and Turmoil at the University of Sheffield was! Brilliant organisation by the wonderful Angela Wright and Madeleine Callaghan. I’m feeling that post-conference melancholy. Met some great new people and caught up with … Continue reading

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