The journey of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein from limited edition literature into the bloodstream of contemporary culture 200 years later will be explored in a special library event.
A live link up shown at Middlesbrough Central Library will see Christopher Frayling present Frankenstein: The First 200 Years from the British Library in London on Tuesday, April 17 from 7pm-8.30pm.
Frankenstein was published on New Year’s Day 1818 in an anonymous three-volume edition of 500 copies. In an illustrated lecture, cultural historian Mr Frayling discusses the trajectory of the novel, and its depiction in magazines, on playbills, posters, advertising, packaging, and in comics and graphic novels.
Mr Frayling was until recently Rector of the Royal College of Art and Chair of Arts Council England. A cultural historian, critic and award-winning broadcaster on television and radio, he has published over 20 books on art, design, film and popular culture, including Nightmare: The Birth of Horror, Vampyres: Genesis and Resurrection, and most recently, Frankenstein - The First Two Hundred Years (Reel Art Press).
- Tickets are £3 and can be booked on 01642 729002.