Nicole Dittmer, a 2016 graduate of TCNJ’s M.A English program and current Adjunct for the college, has been accepted to present her work on Eco-criticism and Gothic fiction at the 2018 International Bicentenary Conference on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in Venice, Italy at the end of February.
Dittmer’s article “The Infertile ‘Frankenstein’: Eugenics & The Sterilization of Victor Frankenstein” was written during her first year in the program for Larry McCauley’s The Green 19th Century course. A course which focused on relationships to the environment and representations in 19th century writing.
Dittmer will join various scholars from around the world to celebrate the 200th year anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein. She will discuss the negative impact of science and technological manipulation on the biological reproduction of Victor Frankenstein for a panel titled “The Sublime, Sympathy, and Eugenics” at the (Ca Foscari) University of Venice.