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Mary Shelley: Family, Friends and Frankenstein

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Mary Shelley: Family, Friends and Frankenstein

<p>On 11 March 1818, “Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus” was published. The book itself is the mother of science fiction, but the mother of the book was Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, and her

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On 11 March 1818, “Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus” was published. The book itself is the mother of science fiction, but the mother of the book was Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, and her mother was feminist Mary Wollstonecraft. The offspring of ideas, of technology, of fear and of guilt, are woven throughout the novel, and throughout Shelley’s life. The more you know of who she knew and how they influenced her, the more you can see what is monstrous and what is angelic in her work.


SUGGESTED READING

  • Frankenstein / Mary Shelley
  • Vindication of the Rights of Women / Mary Wollstonecraft
  • Caleb Williams / William Godwin
  • The Vampyre / John Polidori
  • The Last Man / Mary Shelley
  • Shelley’s poetry
  • Byron’s poetry


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Her mother, Mary Wollstonecraft
  • Her father, William Godwin
  • Her upbringing
  • Her husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley
  • 1816, The Year Without a Summer
  • Their housemate, Lord Byron
  • Their housemate, John Polidori
  • Gothic literature
  • Romantic movement
  • Horror
  • Science fiction
  • Publication and reception
  • After Shelley
  • Frankenstein’s offspring


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Outline the life and achievements of
    • Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
    • Mary Wollstonecraft
    • William Godwin
    • Percy Bysshe Shelley
    • Lord Byron
    • John Polidori
  2. Identify the historical and cultural context of the creation of Frankenstein:
    • Industrial Revolution
    • Gothic genre
    • Romantic movement
    • Radicalism
  3. Discuss the personal and cultural influences in the creation of Frankenstein.
  4. Discuss the themes within Frankenstein, and their meanings at the time, and today.
  5. Assess the significance of Frankenstein to the horror and science fiction genres.
  6. Want to read and re read Frankenstein and other works by Mary Shelley and the writers she knew.