The Monster Conference
(29 June -1 July 2018)
Confirmed Keynotes: Angela Wright (University of Sheffield), Damian Walford Davies (Cardiff University), Marc Hanheide (University of Lincoln)
The Monster Conference is three-day an interdisciplinary conference, hosted by Bishop Grosseteste University in Lincoln, celebrating the afterlife and reception of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in the year of the 200th anniversary of its publication. The continuing fascination with all things Monsters is partly due to the critical and popular reception of Shelley’s creature, termed a “new species” by its ambitious but over-reaching creator who thinks of himself as a scientist. The creature’s life is bodged from the start. The goal of this conference is to examine the legacy of Shelley’s novel as well as the different incarnations of monsters in contemporary research and teaching contexts. Attempting to explain the appeal of the story offers a unique opportunity to promote dialogue between disciplines.
If you have any questions regarding the conference, please email Dr Sibylle Erle on email@example.com.
Please see the draft programme below: