LIT 43 — Frankenstein (and Friends): A 200th-Anniversary Course
Stanford University Celebrates Frankenstein@200
The year 2018 marks the 200th anniversary of the publishing of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein. Frankenstein@200 is a year-long series of academic courses and programs that will examine the numerous moral, scientific, sociological, ethical, and spiritual dimensions of the work, and why Dr. Frankenstein and his monster still capture the moral imagination today. For more information on other events, visit frankenstein.stanford.edu. This project is co-sponsored by the Stanford Medicine & the Muse Program, the Stanford Humanities Center, the Stanford Arts Institute, the Office of Religious Life, the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, Stanford Continuing Studies, the Cantor Arts Center, the Department of Art & Art History, and the Center for Biomedical Ethics.
Sarah Willburn, Lecturer in Religious Studies, StanfordSarah Willburn has taught courses on 19th-century literature and culture at Bryn Mawr, Mount Holyoke, Trinity, Skidmore, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and elsewhere. She is the author of Possessed Victorians and co-author of The Ashgate Research Companion to Nineteenth-Century Spiritualism and the Occult. She received a PhD in English from Duke.
Textbooks for this course:
(Required) Mary Shelley, Frankenstein (1818)
(Required) Le Fanu, Carmilla (1872)
(Required) Marx and Engels, The Communist Manifesto (1848)
(Required) R.L. Stevenson, The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1886)
(Required) H. G. Wells, The Island of Dr. Moreau (1896)