≡ Menu
Funded by a Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the MWCC Humanities Project strengthens the college’s humanities curriculum; supports collaborative and interdisciplinary teaching and research in the humanities; examines the intersection between the humanities and other academic disciplines; and engages MWCC and the community in the discussion of enduring themes from the world’s many cultures and traditions.

Myths, Monsters, and Modern Science: Frankenstein’s Legacy

frankenstein_smLike all great works of science fiction, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein explores what it means to be human. Published nearly 200 years ago, Frankenstein continues to raise important questions: Can science go too far? How do we tolerate difference? Who are the real monsters? Our world is witnessing rapid scientific and technological advances. How do works of the imagination help society cope with these changes? Other themes explored in the novel include nature vs. nurture, the effects of abandonment on children, beauty, good and evil, the limits and responsibilities of science, rationality vs. intuition, faith vs. reason, and, most of all, the power of a good story to invade our imagination and transform how we see ourselves and our world.

List of Events

Contact Us

Name: Michelle Valois
Email: m_valois@mwcc.mass.edu
Phone: 978-630-9364

Name: Sue Blake
Email: s_blake@mwcc.mass.edu
Phone: 978-630-9343

Name: Lorie Donahue
Email: l_donahue@mwcc.mass.edu
Phone: 978-630-9349

All events are free and open to the public