The conference brings together scholars from several universities and disciplines, including history, philosophy, fine arts, literature, Africana studies and performing arts. Our goal is to foster discussion on a range of topics broached in the novel and still relevant today. These include the social responsibilities of scientists, the possibilities and pitfalls of altering living matter, the aesthetics of ugliness, the challenges of post-humanism, the complexities of female authorship and the on-going power of Frankenstein to inform narratives of racial revolt, colonial oppression, disabled identities and environmental disaster. The conference speakers will also contribute essays to a special issue of The Common Reader to be guest edited in 2018 by Corinna Treitel.
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Earlier Event: October 12Screening & reception: Andy Warhol’s ‘Flesh for Frankenstein’
Later Event: October 20Frankenstein-Themed Study Room Display