Living Frankenstein

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By annamercer90


On Wednesday 23 May 2018, I ran a small workshop for the event ‘Living Frankenstein’ (#LivingFrankenstein on Twitter!).

The evening was part of the Living Literature series, organised by the School of Advanced Study, University of London.

I was so pleased to be asked to be involved in this one-off event, which promised ‘an epic thriller brought to life through immersive performances, talks, workshops and activities’. It certainly did not disappoint! Costumes, ghost stories, beatboxing, and strange but tasty cocktails were all part of this celebration for the bicentenary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s masterpiece.

I ran a workshop called ‘Shelley’s Creation’:

‘How did Mary Shelley construct Frankenstein? Dr Anna Mercer invites you to peruse the original manuscript. See how her partner Percy Bysshe Shelley suggested changes to her work in an act of collaboration, discover how Mary Shelley assisted in the construction of his literary works, and have a go at using ink and quill pens to begin your own masterpiece.’


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