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Frankenstein in Context
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This podcast examines how Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein (1818) engages with the ...

This podcast examines how Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein (1818) engages with the ideas of the influential eighteenth-century thinker Jean-Jacques Rousseau. It draws on his revolutionary individualism and also on the introspection of his confessional writings. Through the narrative of the Creature (I prefer this term to Monster), Shelley addresses Rousseau’s ideal of an innocent ‘state of nature’, but at the same time suggests that this may only ever be a fantasy.

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Literature
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The Faculties
Author:
Dr. David Higgins
The History Faculty
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The History Faculty is a new, free educational resource for secondary schools ...

The History Faculty is a new, free educational resource for secondary schools and especially those A-level students thinking about applying to University. We have a growing library of short, downloadable films of university lecturers speaking on topics from the A-level curriculum

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Arts and Humanities
World Cultures
World History
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Lecture
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The Faculties