TFS 8, 1: Monsters (and How to Scare Them): Frankenstein

Sep 12, 2022    Rick Ganz

In Part I, we focus on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, first published in 1818. We consider in this Faber Session how we make monsters and need to take responsibility for what we make, rather than distancing ourselves from them as if they are Other, “not like us at all." This significant novel is famous as much for how beautifully crafted it is as it is for how it has evoked things deep in the human heart, bringing them to light so that we might name them and for which to become responsible.