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English Literature: University Book Club – Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus With Professor Andrew Mangham From University of Reading

19th May 2022 @ 16:15 - 17:15



In this live and interactive Book Club, Professor Andrew Mangham, a leading academic from University of Reading whose research and teaching interests include links between literature and medicine, the gothic, and health humanities (including the theme of monsters and the monstrous), will discuss/debate Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley.

We invite the audience to shape the discussion with presubmitted and live questions and thoughts relating to key themes of the text. Please submit these HERE.

Expect a lively and dynamic session in which you will hear a wide range of different perspectives and insights, and feel safe to contribute your own.

Lecturer Profile (Please Click): Professor Andrew Mangham



Our events are designed so that a group of students can take part from a classroom or students and teachers can take part as individuals, either from school or from home. This means that sessions will continue irrespective of possible school closures.

As a live, participative event, this session will not be recorded but slides and other resources will be shared after the event, where available.


Suitable for: Year 12 & 13 students (and equivalent) studying, or with a more general interest in, Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. In addition, students with a possible interest in studying a degree in English Literature and related disciplines will gain an understanding of how texts are discussed in tutorials. Student groups, and individual students and teachers are very welcome to join us.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: Students may wish to familiarise themselves with Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus and we encourage students to share their questions and insights prior to the session, using this form HERE. These will be used to shape the discussion on the day.

The IT Setup: The event will be run on Bluejeans (similar to Zoom) and participants will be able to join using laptops, tablets, and mobile devices. If you are joining as a school group, we recommend connecting with one device and projecting on to a whiteboard. You will be able to interact with the university via a microphone and/or typed comments and questions. Full details will be sent to those who have registered (see below) prior to the event.

Booking a Place: This is free for schools and colleges. If you would like to take part in this event, please register your interest using the link to the registration form below:


19th May 2022
16:15 - 17:15
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