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200 Years of Frankenstein: Mary Shelley’s Monstrous Legacy with Angela Wrig...

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‘How I, then a young girl, came to think of, and dilate upon, so hideous an idea?’ Frankenstein, 1831, Preface by the Author.

2018 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. Combining metaphysical speculation, philosophical argument, scientific curiosity, and globetrotting adventure, Shelley’s novel has never lacked for eager and appreciative readers.

At the centre of the Frankenstein industry is the enigmatic figure of Mary Shelley herself, a woman whose family connections and connection to a single novel have frequently overshadowed her other works. Angela Wright is a Professor of Romantic Literature at the University of Sheffield. Her forthcoming book, Mary Shelley (University of Wales Press, January 2018), reappraises the significance of Frankenstein in light of Shelley’s other works and in terms of the historical and cultural moment of its publication.

Please join us on 23 March for a discussion of the enduring popularity of Frankenstein and the life and legacy of Mary Shelley.

[Images: Professor Angela Wright, University of Sheffield; Mary Shelley, miniature by Reginald Easton, c. 1857 (By Reginald Easton - Bodleian Library, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=59419361)]

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Date: 23 March 2018
Venue: De Grey Lecture Theatre
Time: 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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