To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, we present aspecial festival screening of the 1931 film adaptation of the same name. Directed by James Whale, the iconic horror film by Universal Pictures tells the story of a doomed scientist who brings a monster to life.
The screening will be introduced by Jon Mee and Mary Fairclough of the University of York.
Dr Mary Fairclough is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English and Related Literature at the University of York. Her research interests lie in the interrelation of literary, scientific and political discourse during the period 1750-1850, in particular 18th-century theories of communication, print culture and the public sphere, and the science of electricity. She is the author of The Romantic Crowd: Sympathy, Controversy and Print Culture(Cambridge University Press Studies in Romanticism series).
Jon Mee is Professor of Eighteenth-Century Studies in the Department of English and Related Literature at the University of York. His most recent book is Print, Publicity, and Popular Radicalism: The Laurel of Liberty (Cambridge University Press, 2016) and he is currently writing on materialism and machines in the new industrial cities of the industrial revolution, 1780-1840.