Prometheus²: The Two Shelleys and Romantic Science

The Institute of English Studies, in association with the Wordsworth Trust. Richard Holmes OBE is an author and academic, well known for his award-winning biographies of major figures of British and French Romanticism. His most recent work is The Age of Wonder, an exploration of scientific discovery in the Romantic period. His talk will compare Mary Shelley's Frankenstein with Percy Bysshe Shelley's 'Prometheus Unbound', looking at the scientific background to both of these works, their shared themes, possible collaboration and the reception that they receive.

School of Advanced Study, University of London
Richard Holmes, OBE
Event date: 
Thursday, 27 October 2011 - 1:00am