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September 15, 2018
Frankenstein & Jurassic Park: Two Tales of Science Fiction & Imagination (Greensburg)
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Cassandra Bausman, Assistant Professor of English at Trine University, will speak. Frankenstein and Jurassic Park share several intriguing themes, including the ethics of scientific process, the commercialization of scientific achievement; and the interplay of power, control, and respect for the natural world. This talk by Dr. Bausman will explore these comparisons and consider how both stories help us think about the exciting, yet potentially difficult relationship between scientific progress and imagination. Examining these Promethean tales celebrates Frankenstein’s remarkable staying power and suggests that storytelling and science both share the centrality of imaginative vision, from Shelley’s groundbreaking work and Crichton’s juggernaut to Spielberg’s cinematic mastery.
This presentation will be held in the Library meeting room and is open to teens and adults. No registration necessary.

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September 15, 2018, 1:00pm - 2:00pm