Event Overview

Frankenstein is Mary Shelley’s 1818 masterpiece, and the book has stood the test of time, still resonating with readers today and spawning numerous cultural tendrils from movies and television shows to Halloween costumes and songs. The character of Victor Frankenstein is the prototypical “mad scientist,” throwing caution and ethics to the wind in order to complete his research, creating the “monster” that has taken its place in the Mount Rushmore of horror. We will discuss the book, raise questions, and share observations in an October 29th webinar attended by special guest Roslynn Haynes, author and associate professor of English at the University of New South Wales, The Scientist's editorial staff, and members of The Scientist Social Club.

Before and after the webinar, readers are invited to join the discussion in The Scientist Social Club Facebook Group

Topics to be covered

  • Why Frankenstein has retained its popularity for more than 200 years
  • How accurately Shelley depicted scientists of her day and how they compare to scientists of today and how they conduct their science now
  • How Frankenstein has been translated in popular culture and how accurately these depictions reflect Shelley’s work

  • Friday, October 29, 2021
    3:00 - 4:30 PM, Eastern Time


    Roslynn Haynes, BSc (Hons), M.A. Ph.D. FAHA
    Mary Shelley enthusiast, author, and English professor at the University of New South Wales

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