Frankenstein Dissected: 21st Century Legacies of a 19th Century Classic
James Branch Cabell Library, Room 250
901 Park Ave., Richmond, Va. 23284
The VCU College of Humanities and Sciences presents Frankenstein Dissected, a panel discussion on the impact of Mary Shelley's novel on modern-day society as the classic reaches its 200th anniversary in circulation.
The event is free and open to the public. Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad Street, West Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks. For special accommodations, or to register offline, please call the VCU Libraries Events Office at (804) 828-0593.
About the Panelists
Susan Lederer, Ph.D., is the Robert Turell professor of Medical History and Bioethics at Univerrsity of Wisconson–Madison. She is the author of Flesh and Blood: Organ Transplantation and Blood Transfusion in 20th Century America and Subjected to Science: Human Experimentation before the Second World War.
Ed Finn, Ph.D., is the founding director of the Center for Science and the Imagination at Arizona State University. He is the author of What Algorithms Want: Imagination in the Age of Computing and co-editor of Frankenstein: Annotated for Scientists and Engineers and Creators of All Kinds and Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future.
Catherine E. Ingrassia, Ph.D., is a professor for Virginia Commonwealth University's Department of English. She focuses on Restoration and 18th-century British literature and women writers of the eighteenth century. She is the author of Authorship, Commerce, and Gender in Early Eighteenth-Century England: A Culture of Paper Credit.
Image: Still from Frankenstein (1931).