Jesse Weiner

Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics Jesse Weiner recently presented an invited lecture at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. In “Hideous Progeny: Frankenstein, Classics, and Monstrosity,” Weiner traced the influence of Greek and Roman literature and thought on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

The talk included a discussion of the ways in which Frankenstein’s constructions of monstrosity reach back to the classics and the ways Frankenstein and its ancient influences interrogate some of the most pressing issues of modernity.

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