Frankenstein: Far More than a Horror Story


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.

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