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It’s Alive! Electricity, Cinema and Metaphor in Frankenstein

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Presented by Irvington Historical Society and Indiana State Library at Bona Thompson

Oct 14 2018
It’s Alive! Electricity, Cinema and Metaphor in Frankenstein

How did the invention of electricity give birth to both the cinema and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein?

Matthew Weedman, Assistant Professor of Art, Wabash College

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein was sparked from amazing tales of galvanization, re-animating human tissue with man’s burgeoning power to wield electricity and excite a world barreling towards industrialization. Professor Weedman’s presentation will examine how the invention of electricity birthed the interconnected lives of Frankenstein and cinema as well as how this promethean symbol has evolved through film and proven itself

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The discussion will be on a floor with stairs, but there is ground level access and an elevator on the North side of the Bona.


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