Mary Shelley and Frankenstein, by Prof Jennie Batchelor

Interviewed by Megan King

  • Is it fair to see radicalism and great thinking as almost a part of Shelley’s genes?
  • To what extent would you say the themes of travel and lost feature in Shelley’s life as well as in her work?
  • In what ways was the novel Frankenstein a revolutionary work?
  • Should we think of this work as sort of the wider upheavals that were happening in the world during this age of revolution?
  • What causes did Shelley go on to support in her life?
  • What does her career tell us about how female thinkers and writers participated or influenced historical change?

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