The connections that Sampson makes between Mary and her creature demonstrates the value of framing Mary Shelley’s biography around Frankenstein, because it is the part of her with which we continue to reckon today.
Lisa Brune is pursuing a Ph.D. in English at Washington University in St. Louis. She studies works by women in the long eighteenth century and holds particular interests in female utopian spaces and their relationship to contemporary scientific debates.
Posts by Lisa Brune
“The Common Reader,” Washington University in St. Louis’s Journal of the Essay, explores life and learning during the onset of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.