Cassandra Bausman, assistant professor of English, Trine University, discusses "Frankenstein and Jurassic Park: Two Tales of Science Fiction and Imagination." The community is welcome to join this lecture at the Allen County Main Library theatre.
Frankenstein and Jurassic Park share several intriguing themes, including the ethics of the scientific process; the commercialization of scientific achievement; and the interplay of power, control, and respect for the natural world. This talk will explore these comparisons and consider how both stories help us think about the exciting yet potentially difficult relationship between scientific progress and imagination.
Examining these Promethean tales celebrates Frankenstein’s remarkable staying-power and suggests that storytelling and science both share the centrality of imaginative vision, from Shelley’s groundbreaking work and Crichton’s juggernaut to Spielberg’s cinematic mastery.
Tickets are not required for this event