This event at the Keats-Shelley House, Rome, in July 2016 celebrates the bicentenary of the composition of Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. The evening event will include readings of the work of Mary Shelley and her husband and collaborator, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and short academic talks by Dr. David Higgins (University of Leeds) and Anna Mercer (University of York). The event takes place almost exactly 200 years after Mary began writing what is now the most famous novel of the Romantic period in July 1816.
The event is open to the public and tickets are available online. Tickets are €10, and after the readings and talks refreshments will be served.
This project is sponsored by the Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies and the FR Leavis Fund at the University of York, BARS, BSECS and the Keats-Shelley House.