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Weiner Discusses Classical Monstrosity


Jesse Weiner
Jesse Weiner

Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics Jesse Weiner recently presented an invited lecture titled “Frankenfilm: Classical Monstrosity in Bill Morrison’s Spark of Being” at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

The talk focused on filmmaker Bill Morrison’s recent avant-garde film adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and the ways in which its constructions of monstrosity reach back to ancient Greek and Roman monster theory and aesthetics.

The discussion was drawn from a volume Weiner recently co-edited. The book, Frankenstein and Its Classics: The Modern Prometheus from Antiquity to Science Fiction, will be published by Bloomsbury Academic later this year.

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