Jerwood Centre
31/10/2019
7.30 - 8.30pm

How has the way that we imagine monsters changed since 1818? Take a tour through pop culture history, from Shelley and Asimov to Ex Machina and Playdead’s Inside, including a stop at Junji Ito’s Uzumaki – and much more!

Few books have captivated humanity’s imagination to the degree of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. This talk by Richard Stanton (Kotaku) begins with the 1818 text before getting elbow-deep in the viscera of the most imaginative and funny reinterpretations of this visionary work. We’ll join Robocop in a future Detroit, see the creature’s rebirth in post-war Iraq, and ask what the modern Prometheus means in the modern age. Come along for a bloody good time.

*Due to the nature of the material, this talk is not suitable for children.

Cost: £5

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