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Post: Teaching Romanticism XIX: Mary Shelley’s Other Works

As part of this ongoing series on Teaching Romanticism we will consider the ways in which we lecture on and discuss individual authors, whether during author-specific modules or broader period surveys. I thought it would … Continue reading

Post: Frankenstein and Fantasmagoriana, Stories 7 & 8: La Chambre

‘La Chambre Grise’ and ‘La Chambre Noire’ are companion stories that close Fantasmagoriana. Interestingly, these stories do not appear together in Gespensterbuch and not at all in Utterson’s Tales of the Dead. In her advertisement, … Continue reading

Post: Frankenstein and Fantasmagoriana, Story 6: Le Revenant

by Maximiliaan van Woudenberg The sixth story in Fantasmagoriana, ‘Le Revenant’ / ‘Der Geist des Verstorbenen,’ is the first story not to be translated in Tales of the Dead. The ghost motifs in this story … Continue reading

Post: Frankenstein and Fantasmagoriana, Story 5: L’ Heure fatale

by Maximiliaan van Woudenberg The fifth story in both Gespensterbuch and Fantasmagoriana (vol 2), ‘L’Heure fatale’ / ‘The Fated Hour,’ is the second story in Tales of the Dead. It appears to have been more … Continue reading

Post: ‘Your sincere admirer’: the Shelleys’ letters as indicators of collaboration in 1821.

Anna has studied at the University of Liverpool (BA) and the University of Cambridge (MPhil). She is now a second year doctoral candidate in English Literature at the Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies, University of York. Anna’s … Continue reading

Post: “Take me – one kiss – ”: The Active Silence in the Shelleys’ 1814 Love Letters.

Lucy Johnson is in her third year of an English PhD at the University of Chester.  Her thesis examines representations of the ‘metaleptic echo’ in the writing of Mary Shelley and Percy Bysshe Shelley.  She is … Continue reading

Post: Frankenstein and Fantasmagoriana, Story 4: La Morte Fiancée

The fourth story, ‘La Morte Fiancée’ / ‘The Death-Bride,’ opens the second volumes of Gespensterbuch and Fantasmagoriana. Along with ‘Les Portraits du Famille’ / ‘The Family Portraits,’ Mary Shelley recalls the reading of ‘La Morte … Continue reading

Post: Frankenstein and Fantasmagoriana, Story 3: La Tête de mort

The third story in Fantasmagoriana is a personal favourite. While the influence of ‘La Tête de Mort’ on Shelley’s Frankenstein is minimal at best, there are several intertextual tidbits related to this story that are … Continue reading

Post: Teaching Romanticism XI: Percy Bysshe Shelley

by Daniel Cook As part of this ongoing series on Teaching Romanticism we will consider the ways in which we lecture on and discuss individual authors, whether during author-specific modules or broader period surveys. I … Continue reading

Review: George C. Grinnell, The Age of Hypochondria (rev.)

Hypochondria is a highly suggestive topic for Romantic criticism, as well as for the period itself. The study of how minds and bodies might get entangled in all things psychosomatic (a coinage of Samuel Taylor … Continue reading

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