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Weiner Presents Invited Lecture in Greece


Jesse Weiner
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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