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IGGY and Litro Awards Ceremony

IGGY and Litro Awards Ceremony

Congratulations to Georgie Bowen, aged 17, who was announced as winner of the IGGY and Litro Youn...

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Readers’ Choice Awards – Your chance to attend the Iconic Shard Building, London

Readers’ Choice Awards – Your chance to attend the Iconic Shard Building, London

A chance for 5 IGGY members to get free tickets to attend the IGGY and Litro awards ceremony at t...

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World Book Day: IGGY Authors Write

World Book Day: IGGY Authors Write

We want to start a story and we need your help, why not join our 'IGGY Authors Write' challenge b...

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How real is the science?

How real is the science?

The episode summarises the scientific thinking that forms the background to Mary Shelley's Franke...

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Electricity as a life source

Electricity as a life source

The episode examines the scientific discoveries that helped inspire Mary Shelley to write Franken...

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Legacy

Legacy

This episode traces the influence of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein on today's culture. It argues th...

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Narrative Techniques

Narrative Techniques

This episode examines the way in which Frankenstein is composed of a series of letters and other ...

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Gothic Text

Gothic Text

This episode explores the gloomy, brooding tone of Gothic novels and suggests some of the techniq...

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Motifs and Symbols

Motifs and Symbols

This episode examines the motifs and symbols that repeatedly appear in Frankenstein. These help t...

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Monsters

Monsters

This episode explores Mary Shelley's treatment of both the creature and Victor in her novel Frank...

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You can do this...

You can do this...

There’s just one week left to go to submit your story to the IGGY and Litro Young Writers’ Pr...

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Victor Frankenstein

Victor Frankenstein

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Unhappy memories & depression

Unhappy memories & depression

Depression is also associated with reduced connectivity between the reward brain area in the medi...

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Mary Shelley

Mary Shelley

We open our series on Frankenstein with a biographical sketch of Mary Shelley, tracing the influe...

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Remembering success

Remembering success

Read competition 2013 winner Rahemeen's

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George Eliot

George Eliot

In this final episode we look at George Eliot's upbringing and education. It goes on to describe ...

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What's your earliest memory?

What's your earliest memory?

Few adults can remember anything that happened to them before the age of 3. Now, a new study has ...

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How to write...

How to write...

Author, Jenn Ashworth provides some hints and tips on how to create a piece of successful writing.

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Silas Marner:Godfrey & Nancy

Silas Marner:Godfrey & Nancy

This episode explores Eliot's presentation of the relationship between Godfrey and Nancy, and its...

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Silas Marner: Eppie

Silas Marner: Eppie

This episode examines the impact of the character of Eppie and her use as a symbol within the nov...

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Can drugs enhance memory?

Can drugs enhance memory?

In the film Limitless, a fictional drug called NZT is shown to greatly improve memory recall and ...

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Silas Marner: The Weaver

Silas Marner: The Weaver

This episode explores the extended metaphors that run through the text of Silas Marner, in partic...

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Childhood TV Memories

Childhood TV Memories

Do you remember TV programmes from your childhood? It is unlikely you remember the whole narrativ...

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Silas Marner: Rural Life

Silas Marner: Rural Life

This episode examines the historical rural community that George Eliot depicts in the novel and h...

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Social Memory

Social Memory

Following Margret Thatcher's death, many commentators have observed that a lot of the divided opi...

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Silas Marner: Writing Style

Silas Marner: Writing Style

This episode explores George Eliot's writing style: her ability to be humorous, ironic and attent...

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The power of memory

The power of memory

People are more likely to gamble after having their memories primed. When reminded, or primed, of...

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Silas Marner: Motifs

Silas Marner: Motifs

This episode explores how George Eliot uses reoccurring images to explore key themes in her novel.

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Facial recognition

Facial recognition

Recognising faces is a crucial element of everyday life. What can psychology tell us about how we...

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Silas Marner: Faith

Silas Marner: Faith

This episode presents the fragile and vital nature of faith in George Eliot's Silas Marner.

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Hallucinations and memory

Hallucinations and memory

Hallucinations and memory  Oliver Sacks is a professor of neurology at NYU School of Medici...

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Azfa's Poetry Performance

Azfa's Poetry Performance

Watch Azfa Awad perform her poem, A Girl Made of Stone

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