Wednesday, 22 February, 2017
Graduate student Heather Bozant-Witcher will present "‘with me’: Making Space for Mary in the Godwin/Shelley Elopement Journal" from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, in Room 144 at McGannon Hall.
Everyone is welcome. Bring your lunches. Refreshments will be provided.
Hope to see you there!
About the talk:
Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel , “Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus” (1818). She also edited and promoted the works of her husband, the Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley.
This talk will examine Mary (Godwin) Shelly and Percy Bysshe Shelley’s 1814 elopement journal to indicate the shared nature of their writing. Paying particular attention to Mary's involvement, Heather Bozant-Witcher will suggest a greater awareness of Mary’s influence upon Percy's work. The elopement journal provides evidence for Percy's assimilation of Mary's writing style.