Tag Archives: Mary Shelley

Frankenstein: essays and 1910 film

A bit behind with blogging, so quite a few Frankenstein items have accumulated (it being, as I’m sure you’ll know, the 200th anniversary of the novel’s publication). First, a brief discussion, with some very useful links, of the claim by … Continue reading

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Living Frankenstein – On tour with a vampire slaying kit

I will be on tour in May with a vampire slaying kit. First stop UCL on 23rd May and then on to the Bath Literary Festival. Do put the dates in your diary it is going to be such a … 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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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: 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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