Invention in the Time of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

Travel back 200 years and explore Mary Shelley’s connections to and understanding of contemporary science during the time she wrote her famous novel, Frankenstein. Dr. Ellen Brinks presents the ways that the novel has come to be a cultural myth about science that extends far, far beyond what Shelley originally conceived and then opens the discussion with a nod to some of the most important literary and aesthetic reworkings and/or revisions of the Frankenstein myth.