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POLS 13195 - Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley, Spring 2007

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Author: Eileen Hunt Botting
Notre Dame OpenCourseware (OCW) offers free online educational resources for the course "Mary Wollstonecraft and Mary Shelley" in the Political Science Department. This Honors Program first-year political theory seminar explores the intellectual relationship of Mary Shelley, the author of the novel Frankenstein, to her mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, the author of the first book on women's rights, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman.

Wollstonecraft and Shelley

Professor Eileen Hunt Botting, Ph.D.

Department of Political Science
University of Notre Dame

T R 2:00pm - 3:15pm

Images: Mary Wollstonecraft. Vindication of the Rights of Woman: with Strictures on Political and Moral Subjects. Boston: Peter Edes for Thomas and Andrews, 1792, frontispiece. Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress. Mary Shelly. Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus London, 1831. Courtesy Singer-Mendenhall Collection, Annenberg Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania.

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This Honors Program first-year political theory seminar explores the intellectual relationship of Mary Shelley, the author of the novel Frankenstein, to her mother, Mary Wollstonecraft, the author of the first book on women's rights, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman.

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