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Living Literature

“How do you engage lecture-goers with the ideas of a classic novel?

Try recreating the spirit of the era.”

The Guardian

Living Literature

 

“How do you engage lecture-goers with the ideas of a classic novel? Try recreating the spirit of the era.”

The Guardian

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Living Literature is an annual series of events from the School of Advanced Study, University of London, bringing an iconic literary work to life by using research expertise to create an immersive and theatrical world for audiences to explore.

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Yesterday’s thrills, today…

Professor Richard Marggraf Turley talks about our obsession with self-tracking and how it inspired him to develop 'The Vortex' - a machine that analyses our reactions to sublime and Gothic works. ‘I’ve got chills, they’re multiplying,’ sang John Travolta, dancing off...

Science and the spark of life

In this post, Dr Emily Alder from Edinburgh Napier University talks about the differing forms of science, technology and knowledge in Frankenstein.  Victor Frankenstein brings his creature to life with ‘a spark of being’. At the time Mary Shelley was writing,...

Frankenstein and the Gothic novel

Dr Daniel Cook from the University of Dundee talks about the birth of the Gothic novel and its influences on Shelley's conception and creation of the Creature in 'Frankenstein'.  Fittingly, for a dark and foreboding genre, the origin of the Gothic in English was...

Gender and masculinity in Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’

In Shelley's 'Frankenstein', why are the men so self-centred and the women so meek? In this blog, Professor Richard Marggraf Turley from Aberystwyth University explores gender and toxic masculinity in the novel.   Just as Victor’s creature is constructed using parts...

‘Frankenstein’ on film

Dr Sarah Artt from Edinburgh Napier University looks at the impact Frankenstein has had on film and television since its first adaptation in the early 1900s to present day. First adapted for the cinema in 1910, Frankenstein’s cinematic journey stretches all the way to...

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