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For Frankenstein‘s bicentennial, join us for a three-session in-depth exploration of this fascinating and still-relevant novel. Frankenstein is far more than a horror story—it addresses issues like the responsibility of the scientist/creator/inventor for the consequences of creation and discovery; how technological progress impacts human moral and emotional development; and, last but not least, discrimination against the deformed, ugly, or maladaptive. We’ll discuss all this and more, with an emphasis on the ethical implications of this timeless work.

Note: Read the first six chapters of Frankenstein by the first class. We recommend an annotated version of the book, either the 1818 edition (preferred) or the 1831 edition. Both will be discussed.