Bath’s Gothic Fiction – A day-Long Programme of Talks
Sat 22 October, 2022 10:00 am - 4:00 pm BST
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.
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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