Frankenstein: The Modern Prometheus

Tues, Oct 16, 7:30 pm
Performance Talk 6:30 pm by Dr. Dwight Codr

Aquila Theatre’s bold and thrilling Frankenstein pays homage to the original, frightening writing of Mary Shelley, raising the important question about innovation – just because it can be done, should it be done?

About Dwight Codr

Dwight Codr received his PhD in English Literature from Cornell University in 2006 and he served as an Assistant Professor at Tulane University before joining the faculty at the University of Connecticut, Storrs in 2011. He is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of English. His research focuses on the way ideas about both economics and disability are mediated by and transmitted in popular cultural forms – novels, plays, poems, films, and so forth – and how those forms are, in turn, influenced by changes in ideas and attitudes about economic life and human embodiment. Among other things, he has published multiple articles on Frankenstein and he has taught what is affectionately referred to as “The Frankenstein Course” at UConn since 2011.

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