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16 Sep 2017
16 Sep 2017
21 Sep 2017
birth of Mary Shelley dad : W.GODWIN (political philosopher) mom : Mary Wollstonecraft, a feminist writer
heard the Poem "The Rime of the Mariner for the first time"
ran away to France with Percy Bysshe Shelley, an eminent poet
Mary and Percy got married
Frankenstein was published (without Mary Shelley's name)
Mary Shelley's name first attached to "Frankenstein"
"The last Man" by Mary Shelley
death of Mary Shelley
First experiment of electricity on animal tissues by Scientist Luigi Galvani. “Galvanism” can be defined as the effect of the application of electric current pulses through body tissues that causes muscle contraction.
started writing Frankenstein, challenged by Lord Byron
birth of SCIENCE FICTION : questioning the impact of science on society
traveling through Europe , studying, writing
had four children, three died
1760 -1820 GOTHIC PERIOD : gothic novels highly popular : mystery / horror / supernatural / gloomy atmosphere/ inspiring fear
1798-1832 ROMANTIC MOVEMENT : optimism about human possibilities- individual > society - imagination, emotion > reason - celebration of nature - COLERIDGE - KEATS- P.SHELLEY- LORD BYRON
1760-1840 INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION breakthroughs in science/technology // economic suffering - social disorder
18th century : THE ENLIGHTENMENT : reason / logic
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