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Spark of Life

Spark of Life

Spark of Life This project is designed as a collaboration between literature and science. The purpose of the assignment is two-fold. The first goal is to help students understand how Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is addressing cultural concerns of her time period. While Shelley’s work is widely credited as being a part a new genre, it is at its heart speculative fiction responding to the ideas that were groundbreaking at the time. Even as the novel can be appreciated for its perspective on gender and society, it directly addresses the cultural anxiety regarding scientific advancements, such as electricity. The second objective is to show how literature can ask ethical questions in regard to science and its advancement. Together, this exercise provides a cross-disciplinary approach to a... Show More


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