University of Rochester

EVENT: "Frankenstein Lives!" a lecture by Timothy J. Madigan on the story of the man obsessed with creating artificial life

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, in the Verb Café at Writers & Books, 740 University Ave.

ADMISSION: $3 for the general public; free to Writers & Books members

July 1, 2004

Written more than 175 years ago, Mary Shelly's Frankenstein is a story of a man obsessed with creating artificial life. Victor Frankenstein and his rejected creation aren't far removed from today's discussions of fetal tissue research and cloning. A lecture on past and present aspects of Frankenstein will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 13, in the Verb Café at Writers & Books, 740 University Ave.

Timothy J. Madigan, who earned his doctoral degree in philosophy from the State University of New York at Buffalo, will discuss the novel and how it differs significantly from its many film adaptations as well as the various controversies it has inspired since its original publication in 1816. The title of his talk is "Frankenstein Lives!"

Madigan is the author of numerous articles on medical ethics, the philosophy of religion, and philosophy and literature. He also teaches courses for the Division of Medical Humanities at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He holds the position of editorial director at University of Rochester Press, the only academic press in the Rochester area.

Tickets for the lecture are $3 for the general public; free to Writers & Books members. For more information, contact Writers & Books at (585) 473-2590.




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