Science, Myth and Being Human:

Date: 9th October 2018

Time: 19:30 - 21:30

Science, Myth and Being Human: Re-membering Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
Speaker: Canon Professor Elaine Graham (University of Chester) 

The Refectory, Chester Cathedral.  Admission Free – Refreshments Available

2018 sees the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s novella, Frankenstein: or the Modern Prometheus. This lecture will consider the origins of the work and its enduring popularity, not least through its many adaptations for stage and screen. It will ask whether, given its affinities with ancient tales of Prometheus, the Golem, Pandora’s Box and Doctor Faustus, it is appropriate to think of Frankenstein as a modern ‘myth’; and whether it can still help us address the fears and hopes engendered by scientific innovation and new technologies. 

Elaine Graham is Grosvenor Research Professor of Practical Theology at the University of Chester and Canon Theologian of Chester Cathedral. Her latest publications are: (with Chris Baker, eds) Theology for Changing Times: Essays in Honour of John Atherton; with Zoe Bennett, Stephen Pattison and Heather Walton: Invitation to Research in Practical Theology; and Apologetics without Apology: Speaking of God in a World Troubled by Religion

This event is organised by the Chester Theological Society 


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