Wednesday, June 1, 2011

May Broadly Speaking: Honoring the Mother of All Science Fiction

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Mothers Day falls in the month of May. In honor of this, our May edition of Broadly Speaking focuses on Mary Shelley and her first novel, Frankenstein.

Hostess Tracy S. Morris (http://tracysmorris.com) speaks with Trisha Woolridge (http://www.anovelfriend.com/) and Melanie Fletcher (http://www.melaniefletcher.com/) about Shelley’s influences, the history of Frankenstein and current interpretations of the work.

First up, Tracy talks to Trisha about Shelley’s influences, including her scientific readings, her grounding in feminism, and the year there was no summer.

Then Tracy interviews Melanie about one of her works in progress, a retelling of Frankenstein from the point of view of Frankenstein’s wife. They also talk about Shelley’s portrayal of the women in Frankenstein and Shelley’s own conflicting views of childbirth and motherhood.

Broadly Speaking is brought to you by Broad Universe, an international organization dedicated to promoting, celebrating, and honoring women in science fiction, fantasy, horror, and everything in between.  Find out more about Broad Universe at www.broaduniverse.org  Broad Universe is a registered 501c3 organization.  If you'd like to support our mission to promote, celebrate, and honor women, your donations are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

We hope you enjoy this electrifying episode.

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