Romanticism & Personhood

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How does Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein demonstrate Romanticism? What parts of Volume I display the Romantic ideas that were promoted by Percy Shelley and Lord Byron?

And, where in Volume I does Mary Shelley discuss the idea of knowledge– what is knowledge, and what does knowledge mean?

TLL students wrestled with these questions in the second week of the Frankenstein Project, in their literature class.

Right, an image from Artcyclopedia.com, of Romantic poet William Blake’s paintings.

 

In Bioethics, students discussed personhood and autonomy, particularly as part of the Tuskegee Syphilis Project, which the federal government ran until 1972, deliberately infecting African American men with syphilis–and then not treating them. Below is a photo from the study of a doctor injecting an African American man. The photo is from Wikipedia.

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