There are few monsters more iconic or enduring than Frankenstein's. From Mary Shelley's 1818 novel, to the 1931 Hollywood film, to the countless plays, comics and other adaptations that have followed, Frankenstein continues to resonate with fans around the world.
This hour we speak with a film & culture critic, a scientist and a historian to find out exactly what makes Frankenstein such a lasting, terrifying work of fiction. We'll also hear about some very real attempts that were made to reanimate the dead right here in Connecticut.
- Eddy Von Mueller - Writer, former lecturer in Film & Media Studies at Emory University and co-editor of Frankenstein: How a Monster Became an Icon
- Sidney Perkowitz - Charles Howard Candler Professor of Physics Emeritus at Emory University and co-editor of Frankenstein: How a Monster Became an Icon
- Michael Bielawa - Historian; poet and author of several books including.Wicked New Haven and Wicked Bridgeport; He’s also a Youth Services Librarian at the Bridgeport Public Library
Colin McEnroe and Chion Wolf contributed to this show.