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MagicCon 3 | Vortrag | Das Mädchen und das Monster

MagicCon 3 | Vortrag | Das Mädchen und das Monster

This lecture is about Mary Shelley, the creator of the famous monster Frankenstein, and wife of the romantic poet P. B. Shelley. At the age of 18, Mary Shelley wrote the novella “Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus”, which was first published on 1 January 1818 and is considered one of the most influential and important books in English literary history.

In December 2018, a film version of Mary Shelley’s life will be shown in German cinemas, realized by Saudi Arabian director Haifaa al-Mansour. The leading role is played by Elle Fanning. The film essentially deals with the early years of Mary Shelley’s life: Her intellectual and feminist parents, her romance with the married Shelley, the escape of the two and the famous summer at Lake Geneva in Lord Byron’s country house, during which not only the novel “Frankenstein” was written, but also the character Dracula was invented. The lecture compares film and biography and presents the novel, which is still absolutely worth reading even after 200 years.

Lecturer: Anja Stürzer
Duration: 60 min  -  The Lecture will be held in: german
Anja Stürzer, born 1965, studied English and Italian Literary Studies in Hamburg and Constance and worked as a journalist, editor and film critic. She held Shakespeare seminars and interfered with essays on The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter in the controversial debate on the literary value of both works.

Today she is an author and works scientifically on the subject of fantasy. Her non-fiction book Shakespeare was published in 2008. Introduction, 2010 the Mary Shelley portrait "Frankenstein" in the anthology "Die Fantastischen 6". Her children's book "Somniavero - ein Zukunftsroman" (Somniavero - a novel about the future) was awarded the Nachwuchspreis 2012 of the Deutsche Akademie für Kinder- und Jugendliteratur (German Academy for Children's and Youth Literature) and included in the White Ravens List 2012 of the International Youth Library.

She regularly publishes short stories in the series "Phantastische Miniaturen" and lives with her husband and two children, dogs, cats and rabbits in an ecological house with a natural garden on the outskirts of Hamburg.

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