Con Con presents ‘The Science & The Fiction of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein”’

March 24, 2021

In Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” Victor Frankenstein’s creation of his “creature” raises questions about scientific research and exploration. The Concatenation Convention continues its exploration of reanimation with a fascinating talk from Dr. Monique Morgan, associate professor of English at Indiana University, “The Science and the Fiction of Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein,’” on April 24, 2021, at 1 p.m.

What are scientists’ responsibilities to their test subjects and to society as they pursue knowledge? Morgan will guide participates to engage with challenging questions, from weighing the potential benefits of an experiment with its potential dangers, to what it means to be human, to the nature of our responsibilities to other sentient creatures (whether of our own making, or not). This talk is sure to challenge and entertain!

About Con Con

The Concatenation Convention, or Con Con, brings together the world of science fiction and fact. In 2021, Con Con continues its yearlong exploration of reanimation and the forces of nature that inspire humans to create incredible art and culture. Jackson College professors Steven Albee-Scott and Steven Tuckey, with community member Jon Hart, coordinate the events. Learn more at www.jxnconcon.org.