Rachel Feder from the University of Denver will be the featured guest speaker of this Visiting Author Series and Frankenreads Event. Feder’s hybrid text Harvester of Hearts: Motherhood Under the Sign of Frankenstein, interprets Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and its companion novel, Matilda, a tragic incest narrative confiscated by her father and not published until 1959, within a series of provocative frameworks. The result, at once an experimental book of literary criticism, a performative foray into feminist praxis, and a deeply personal lyric essay, not only locates Mary Shelley’s monsters within the folds of maternal identity but also illuminates the connections between the literary and the quotidian.
The event is hosted by DePaul English Department on Tuesday, October 30th, from 5-6pm, in the Arts & Letters Hall, room 103. It is free and open to the public.