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What Can Frankenstein Teach Us About Living in the Genetics Age?

Join us to mark the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein with a panel discussion that will explore the novel from the perspectives of bioethics, literary criticism, and science fiction. Speakers include Victor Lavalle, associate professor of writing at Columbia University and author of Destroyer, a graphic novel adaptation of Frankenstein that explores contemporary issues of race, violence, and alienation; Charlotte Gordon, distinguished professor of the humanities at Endicott College and author of Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley; and Hastings Center director of research Josephine Johnston, a contributing author to Frankenstein: Annotated for Scientists, Engineers, and Creators of All Kinds.

The event, supported by the John Templeton Foundation, will be held on Saturday, October 27, at 4:00 PM at The Hastings Center. Space is limited; RSVP to

Access the event flyer here.

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