In New 'Short Talks,' English Professor Discusses Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
The latest edition of Short Talks From the Hill, a podcast from the University of Arkansas, features Lissette Lopez Szwydky-Davis, assistant professor of English in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. Szwydky-Davis discusses her research on the enduring nature of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein.
Frankenstein, published 200 years ago, is widely considered to be the first science-fiction novel, and "it touches on so many themes that are still relevant to society," Szwydky-Davis says, "specifically the fact that humanity's always up against new technological developments."
Lissette Lopez Szwydky-Davis
Most people probably know Frankenstein because they've seen or heard one of the many adaptations the novel has spawned since it was published in 1818.
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