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Jesse Weiner

Assistant Professor of Classics Jesse Weiner recently presented an invited lecture at the University of Patras in Greece.

“Hybridity and Reflection: Classical Monstrosity, Frankenstein, and the Avant-garde in Bill Morrison’s Spark of Being” was drawn from Weiner’s edited volume, Frankenstein and Its Classics: The Modern Prometheus from Antiquity to Science Fiction (Bloomsbury Academic, 2018).

Focusing on a recent avant-garde film adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Weiner discussed the ways that, through Frankenstein as a mediating source text, ancient Greek and Roman monster theory informs contemporary constructions of monstrosity and aesthetics.

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