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Mary Shelley: The girl who wrote Frankenstein

Thursday 26 April, 6pm

Mary Shelley, living at the cutting edge of the Romantic zeitgeist, was fascinated by what makes a human self, from galvanism or biochemical “instruments of life” to education, political agency and emotion. In this illustrated talk, Professor Fiona Sampson, author of the critically acclaimed In Search of Mary Shelley, explores Romantic ideas of selfhood, of modernity and of biography through the prism of Shelley’s own life and work, revealing how these helped the teenager create Frankenstein and its still-resonating archetypes.

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