What Frankenstein Can Tell Us About Climate Change (‘Cognoscenti’)


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In a Cognoscenti opinion piece, Assistant Professor of English Alysia Garrison says a recent characterization of presidential candidate Donald Trump as “our very own Frankenstein monster” gave the “most famous reanimated corpse in literary history yet one more star turn as a metaphor.”

Contemporary uses of the monster are “appropriate on a deeper level than they appear, for the original novel Frankenstein was written exactly 200 years ago during a frightening change in the weather that created widespread political anxiety,” writes Garrison, a Dartmouth Public Voices fellow of the OpEd Project.

Read the full opinion piece, published May 4 by Cognoscenti.

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