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'On this Day in 1816': The Bicentenary of Frankenstein's Composition - A public reading of Romantic poetry and prose

Thursday 14 July 2016, 7.00PM to 9.00pm

‌‌Join us for an evening of readings from the works of Mary Shelley and Percy Bysshe Shelley, celebrating exactly 200 years since Mary Shelley began to write one of the most famous novels in the English language: Frankenstein.

Includes short academic talks by David Higgins (University of Leeds) and Anna Mercer (University of York). Free to attend, with wine and other refreshments provided.

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This event will also take place a week later at the Keats-Shelley House, Rome on 23 July 2016.

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Sponsors: Centre for Eighteenth Century Studies (University of York), The British Association for Romantic Studies (BARS), The British Society for Eighteenth Century Studies (BSECS), The Keats-Shelley House in Rome, F.R.Leavis Fund  (University of York).

Location: The Huntingdon Room, the King's Manor, York

Admission: Free registration on Eventbrite