To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein we will be releasing recordings from the FrankenReads event at Macquarie University in September.
This week's recording features the following presentations:
“’My Beloved Sister’: The Other Family in Frankenstein” by Lee O’Brien
'Using “the living animal” to re-animate “lifeless clay”: The role of vivisection in the creation of Frankenstein's monster' by Libby King
“’The reflections of my hours of despondency and solitude’: Narrating Solitude in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein” by Geoffrey Payne
We were having such a great time at the conference that we ran over time and, unfortunately, John Mathews' wonderful introduction to the screening of the 1931 film adaptation of Frankenstein was only partially recorded. Rather than cut this part of the conference out completely, we thought we'd offer the snippet as a bonus clip. Enjoy!
Sensation! Scandal! Murder! Bigamy! A femme fatale! This book has it all! This week, Stephanie and Lee are reading one of the nineteenth-century's favourite sensation fictions: Mary Elizabeth Braddon's Lady Audley's Secret.
The Big Sleep is a classic of crime noir: the kind of fiction that transports you to a seedy LA gin joint in the 1940s. This week, Lee and Stephanie discuss femme fatales, Marlowe, gangsters, and slightly nonsensical plots.