Sophus Bugges Salong: The Enduring Appeal of Frankenstein
(Still) A Modern Prometheus: The enduring appeal of Frankenstein. Why has this novel fascinated us for 200 years?
This year marks the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein'. Originally inspired by a dream, and composed amidst a turbulent period of personal tragedy, Shelley's 'Frankenstein' captured the cultural imagination from the very beginning, and continues to evolve and endure in a multiplicity of adapted forms. This talk will consider some of the reasons why 'Frankenstein' has proven so popular in the two centuries since its publication, and explore the ways in which Shelley's monster, and his troubled creator, have served as potent symbols of sociocultural fears and anxieties over the last two hundred years.
This talk will be held by senior lecturer Eleanor McCausland