Talk: ‘Nearly in the shadow of my own vampire’: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein 201 years later
Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University, 22nd January 2019, 7-8.30pm
With this talk Professor Angela Wright marks the 200th anniversary of the first publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. In the centuries since, Shelley’s story of human striving, scientific ambition and monstrosity has become one of the most enduring considerations of what it means to be human. At the centre of the Frankenstein industry is Mary Shelley herself, a woman whose family connections and connection to a single novel have frequently overshadowed her other works.
Angela is Professor of Romantic Literature at the University of Sheffield. A former Co-president of the International Gothic Association, her publications explore the intersections between Romanticism and the Gothic.
Tickets: £6/£4.20/Friends free/UoP students free via SPiA/18’s and under free via YAP
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