Star Lecture archive – Ingrid Hanson and Douglas Clark

On Halloween 2018, Dr Ingrid Hanson and Dr Douglas Clark hosted a lecture for 150 A-level students to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein.

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein was first published in 1818 and has endured as one of the most popular novels in the English language, yet the title of this book – much like the scientist’s monster in the novel – has taken on a life of its own since its original creation.

This lecture explores the sources and ideas that influenced the creation of Shelley’s work and traces the impact this immensely popular story had upon a later generation of writers and artists.

Join Dr Hanson and Dr Clark as they examine the rich history and afterlife of Frankenstein through comparative readings of the novel and other related texts to demonstrate how readers can find fresh life in this now familiar tale of horror and hubris.