Episode 224: Ellen Peel, PhD, “Frankenstein at the Ballet: Mary Shelley and Her ‘Hideous Progeny'”

<p>Litquake, the Bay Area&#39;s literary festival and San Francisco Ballet co-present Frankenstein at the Ballet: Mary Shelley and Her &quot;Hideous Progeny.&quot; Professor Ellen Peel from the Comparative and World Literature Department at SF State reflects on the origin of Frankenstein. Shelley was often asked, &#39;how I, then a young girl, came to think of...so very hideous an idea,&#39; Peel will address that question by looking at cultural and scientific forces in her day, and by considering Shelly&#39;s early life. Peel will comment on how the novel has managed to play so powerfully on our wishes and fears for two centuries, becoming a myth continually reborn in new avatars, now including a ballet. </p>

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