Judgement and Justice: The Life and Diary of William Godwin
By Oxford University
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William Godwin (1756-1836), philosophical anarchist, novelist and intellectual, kept a diary from 1788 until a few weeks before his death. The diary has recently been transcribed and edited and is available on the web at: http://godwindiary.bodleian.ox.ac.uk. It offers a hugely detailed if deeply cryptic window on Godwin's literary life, his familial life (as the lover and then husband of Mary Wollstonecraft and the father of Mary Shelley), and his connections into an extraordinary range of literary, political, artistic and theatrical networks over nearly fifty years. Experts from Oxford University discuss the life and times of this famous 18th Century writer.
||CleanIntroduction to William Godwin||The first part in this series gives a biography of the writer William Godwin, exploring his background and the key points from his life.||22 11 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGodwin's life and family||A discussion of Godwin's relationships with unconventional women; and his 'Victorian' attitudes towards his daughter, Mary Shelley and his wife, Mary Wollstonecraft.||22 11 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGodwin and Frankenstein||How far did Godwin have an impact on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1818) and what does it tell us about how she thought about his principles, and his life.||22 11 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGodwin and his friends||A discussion about the social aspects of the life of the writer William Godwin- how he interacted with his friends and how he was seen by his peers.||22 11 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGodwin and his historical context||A discussion of the historical period in which William Godwin was writing and the social and political pressures that he was working under at the time.||22 11 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGodwin and London in the 1820s||A discussion of religious dissent, the development of a secular education at London University in the 1820s, and Godwin's own lifelong concern with education.||22 11 2012||Free||View in iTunes|
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