Visiting Assistant Professor of Classics Jesse Weiner hosted a conference titled “The Modern Prometheus; or, Frankenstein” on April 8-9. The interdisciplinary symposium explored the ways in which the literature, mythology and philosophy of Greek and Roman antiquity inform Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and its later traditions.
The program featured professional scholars and students from Hamilton College, the U.S., the U.K., and Turkey. In addition to traditional academic papers, the conference featured two NY6 Mini Think Tanks.
The conference was part of Weiner’s larger research program on “Classical Traditions and Science Fiction” in collaboration with Brett M. Rogers of the University of Puget Sound and Benjamin Eldon Stevens from Trinity University.