In Frankenstein's Footsteps

Instructor: Amy Weldon

Course Description:
Mary Shelley composed her famous novel Frankenstein (1818) amid a whirlwind of personal turmoil, important friendships, and significant travel. Students on this course retrace the path of her journeys from childhood to Frankenstein, visiting sites associated with her and her circle--including John Keats, Percy Shelley, and Lord Byron--in London, Geneva, Venice, Florence, and Rome as we investigate the relationships between an author's historical and imaginative realities.