Although many people consider Frankenstein by Mary Shelley to be a horror story, it is far more — addressing such relevant issues as the responsibility of the scientist /creator/inventor for the consequences of creation and discovery; the problems resulting from technological progress far surpassing human moral and emotional development; and discrimination against the atypical. In this course, we will discuss both the novel and its ethical implications. Please read the first four chapters by the first class. Recommended: Frankenstein: The 1818 Text (Penguin) or any annotated edition.
Tracy Marks, M.A. is author of four books, translated into nine languages, and has won several poetry and creative writing awards. She is also an experienced counselor. Tracy has taught in continuing ed for 43 years and specializes in literature, creative writing and personal growth courses.