An animated lecture by Erlend Clouston, Nan Shepherd's Literary Executor.
'Nan Shepherd and the Curse of Frankenstein' pieces together the social, intellectual and historic forces that contributed to the creation of 'The Living Mountain', Nan's last book, which has been hailed as the finest piece of nature writing to come out of Britain.
Combining personal anecdote, extravagant research, a wind-up gramophone, audience participation and a pizza slice, the performance – conceived and executed by Clouston – also features the voices of Nan Shepherd, Bjork, Robert Macfarlane, Richard Osman, Miss Jean Brodie, Rene Decartes and, of course, Victor Frankenstein!
The Sir Duncan Rice Library, University of Aberdeen
Old Aberdeen campus