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Bath’s Gothic Fiction – A day-Long Programme of Talks

Sat 22 October, 2022
10:00 am
- 4:00 pm BST

Hybrid Hybrid Event
£10.00 – £25.00
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Bath’s Gothic Fiction – a day-long programme of talks on William Beckford, Ann Radcliffe, Mary Shelley and Angela Carter

An exciting programme of talks about Bath residents who played a key role in the development of Gothic Fiction.


Click here to answer this question: What do you think is the greatest Gothic novel of all time? The prize is two tickets to Mary Shelley’s House of Frankenstein in Bath.

Programme for Saturday:

10am – Welcome by Betty Suchar

10.05am – The Appeal of the Gothic – Robert Morrison, British Academy Global Professor, Bath Spa University

11am – Vathek & William Beckford – Dr Amy Frost, Senior Curator at Bath Preservation Trust

12pm – Ann Radcliffe, Pioneer of Gothic Fiction – Andrew Smith, Professor of Nineteenth Century English Literature, University of Sheffield

1pm – lunch (self organised)

2pm – Mary Shelley in Bath & the Shelleys in Somerset – Sheila Hannon, Creative Producer, co-founder of Show of Strength Theatre Company

2.30pm – The Making of the Mary Shelley House of Frankenstein Museum – Chris Harris, Co-founder / Director of the Mary Shelley House of Frankenstein Museum

3pm – Inside the Bloody Chamber: Angela Carter in Bath – Sir Christopher Frayling, broadcaster & writer of popular culture

4pm – Summary remarks and vote of thanks – John Strachan, Pro Vice Chancellor for Research & Enterprise, Bath Spa University



Sat 22 October, 2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
£10.00 – £25.00
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