Bemidji State Graduate Student Mini-Conference

Badge: 2018-23 Strategic Plan: Priority 3Students and faculty from the Bemidji State University Department of English attended the 2018 Graduate Student Mini-Conference on Dec. 3. Graduate students from the department’s research and bibliography course presented a brief excerpt of their research on “Frankenstein” by Mary Shelley in honor of the novel’s 200th anniversary.

Graduate Students Research Presentations: 

  • “I, Like the Arch Fiend, Bore a Hell[ish Experiment] Within Me”: Shelley, Milton, and the Subversion of Patriarchal Science,” by Peter Coffin of Bemidji, Minn.
  • “Frankenstein and the Failed God: Why Creators Must Take Responsibility for Their Creations,” by Sarah Williamson of Cathedral City, Calif.
  • “Fractured and Surveilled: How Power and Privilege Made a Monster and Destroyed Victor Frankenstein,” by Laura Seter of Bemidji, Minn.
  • “Frankenstein: When Prolife Isn’t the Best Option,” by Jennipher Martinez of Desert Hot Spring, Calif.

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