Alive at 200:
This student conference celebrates the bicentennial of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein; or: The Modern Prometheus (1818). At 200, the novel is still very much alive as it continues to haunt pop culture and literary theory alike. Literary critics have never ceased to engage with the novel and its myriad adaptations. From its lasting impact on science fiction and the fantastic to its emphasis on mediality and hybridity, it remains an enduring object of fascination. The M.A. students scheduled to talk about their work in progress will focus on feminist, postcolonial, ecocritical, and posthumanist approaches to the novel. We are cooperating with the YLAB to foster interactions between humanities departments and students at high schools in Lower Saxony. We are happy to welcome one speaker and some audience members from the "gymnasiale Oberstufe."