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Frankenfestivalia! Lecture

Oct 16, 2018
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Description

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.

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About This Event

Event Type:
Community/Open to the Public
Lecture/Talk/Reading
Topics:
education
humanities
Tags:
frankenstein
jurassic park
mary shelley
Organizers:
Arts and Sciences
History
Audience:
Future Students
Current Students
Faculty and Staff
Parents and Family
Alumni
Donors
General Public
Business Professionals
Calendar:
Public

How to Attend

Tickets are not required for this event

Cost:
Free

Contact Information

Contact Name:
Deanna Wooley
Contact Phone:
260-481-6027
Contact Email:
wooleyd@pfw.edu

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Location:
Main Entrance
Place:
Allen County Public Library
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