Tag Archives: Mary Shelley

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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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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Which scenes in literature have chilled you to the bone?

The Royal Society of Literature is posing the question ‘What have been your scariest reads?’ to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein. Feel free to comment below if you have any good ideas. I think mine is … Continue reading

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CFP: ‘Summer of 1816: Creativity and Turmoil’, University of Sheffield, 24-27 June, 2016

I’m very much looking forward to this conference, ‘Summer of 1816: Creativity and Turmoil’, celebrating that moment of the Shelley-Byron circle when both Frankenstein and the literary vampire were born ‘The year without a summer’, as 1816 was known, was … Continue reading

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Frankenstein and Fantasmagoriana

This is the first of three very interesting articles by Maximiliaan van Woudenberg on an important source of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein–the collection of ghost stories in Fantasmagoriana (1812).

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Suzanne Burdon, ‘Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and the birth of modern science’

A stimulating discussion of the attitude towards science in Mary Shelley’s Fankenstein: Mary Shelley wrote ‘Frankenstein’ when she was just 18, and it is often read as a gothic horror story and prophetic warning about the dangers of taking science … Continue reading

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Stephanie Gallon: An Interview with Dr Dale Townshend

Stephanie Gallon, from the Spectral Visions group at the University of Sunderland, conducts a fascinating interview with Dr Dale Townshend, Stirling University. Dale is an expert on the Romantic Gothic and the Gothic aspects of Shakespeare and is also the … Continue reading

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Frankenstein and the Vampyre: A Dark and Stormy Night

An account of that seminal moment when both Frankenstein and the literary vampire were born; part of BBC4’s season on Gothic. I’ve not watched this yet (not having a TV), but the very erudite Dr Angela Wright of the University … Continue reading

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Frankenstein and the Vampyre: A Dark and Stormy Night

This looks excellent, though I’ve not watched it yet! The inspiring Dr Angela Wright from the University of Sheffield contributes to this programme on the origins of the literary vampire and of Frankenstein, which will be on iPlayer for the … Continue reading

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My hero: Mary Shelley by Neil Gaiman

The fantasy writer Neil Gaiman discusses the wonder of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

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