You’re invited to attend the 2018 Humanities Seminar lecture on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein on Thursday, April 5th, at 4:30pm in the Hatfield Room.
Title: “Frankenstein’s Poetry”
Presenter: Dr. Forest Pyle (University of Oregon)
Abstract: Dr. Forest Pyle (University of Oregon) will deliver the 2018 Humanities Seminar lecture on Mary Shelley’s book entitled Frankenstein. This talk will also commemorate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s “hideous progeny.”
Dr. Pyle’s work explores the problems and possibilities posed by aesthetic experience, particularly in the context of Romantic and post-Romantic literature. His first book examined the ideological workings and implications of the Romantic concept of the imagination from Wordsworth and Coleridge through George Eliot. He is presently completing a book manuscript on something he calls a “radical aestheticism,” the term that he believes best describes the nature of a recurring event in certain of the most powerful and resonant texts of the British Romantic literary tradition. He is interested in the various forms and effects of this aesthetic radicalization in a strain of Romanticism that extends from Percy Shelley and Keats through Dickinson, Hopkins, and Dante Rossetti through Wilde.
Name: Stephanie DeGooyer