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March 29, 2018
The Science and Fiction in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein @ Seymour
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Dr. Monique Morgan, Indiana University, Associate Professor of English, presents teens and adults a talk which provides two contexts for understanding Frankenstein: the early-nineteenth-century science and the literary precursors that influenced Mary Shelley’s novel. Dr. Morgan connects Victor Frankenstein’s methods and goals to Erasmus Darwin’s theories of spontaneously generated life, Galvani’s and Aldini’s demonstrations of animal electricity and chemist Humphry Davy’s rhetoric about the powers of modern science.

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March 29, 2018, 6:00pm - 8:00pm