Mary Shelley beyond ‘Frankenstein’
The ‘Gothic Women’ team invite you to our inaugural online seminar at 5pm BST on 30 August 2021, which will include three papers on the topic of ‘Mary Shelley beyond Frankenstein’. This event is free, and all are welcome.
2018 marked 200 years since the first publication of Shelley’s most famous novel, and 2023 will offer the opportunity to celebrate Frankenstein once more, as we note the bicentenary of the second edition. However, as our project seeks to examine the understudied and perhaps undervalued aspects of Gothic women writers, we want to begin our discussions with an exploration of the other Mary Shelley. Far more than just a teenage prodigy or simply a ‘one-hit wonder’, Mary Shelley lived until her early 50s and composed powerful literature throughout her lifetime in a variety of genres: including novels, non-fiction, poetry, travelogues, short stories, and translations. We hope this event will give a snapshot of the breadth of Mary Shelley’s work beyond her most famous text.
Speakers to the event include the K-SAA Distinguished Scholar, Nora Crook, and our very own Anna Mercer!
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See you there!