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Rick and Iran: Human Relationships Might Not Be Hopeless

While today’s class lingered on the ending of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, in which the discovery of an ersatz toad might give the Deckards’ relationship a new life, I hope to start a discussion about this one long-term, … Continue reading

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“Young Frankenstein”: Not a Frankenstein Adaptation

Before we leave Frankenstein too far behind, I invite you all to take a look back at 1974 and Mel Brooks’s “Young Frankenstein.” It was not the first comedy inspired by Shelley (see “Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein”), nor will … Continue reading

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Experience, Narrative, and So Many Coincidences in Frankenstein

In October 4th’s class, Professor Savarese asked a question that I wish we’d had more time to answer: “Do we experience the world in a narrative format?” This question emerged from a revelation from the end of Frankenstein that the … Continue reading

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