Eileen M. Hunt - "The First Last Man: Mary Shelley and the Postapocalyptic Imagination"

Thursday, October 10, 2024 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Eileen M. Hunt will discuss The First Last Man: Mary Shelley and the Postapocalyptic Imagination. A Q&A and signing will follow the discussion.

At the CO-OP

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About the Book: Mary Shelley’s enduring contribution stems perhaps from the legacy of her lesser-known novel, The Last Man (1826). Reading Shelley’s fiction alongside her other writings, including her personal journals, Eileen M. Hunt reveals how Shelley gave rise to a tradition of postapocalyptic thought that asks: What do humans do after disaster?

About the Author: Eileen M. Hunt has published five solo-authored books, including Artificial Life After Frankenstein (Penn Press, 2021), which won the David Easton Award from the Foundations of Political Theory Section of the American Political Science Association in 2022, and The First Last Man: Mary Shelley and the Post-Apocalyptic Imagination (Penn Press, 2024). She also has published five edited or co-edited books and has several editions of the works of Mary Shelley and Mary Wollstonecraft currently in progress. Her essays, political analyses, and opinion pieces have appeared in Aeon Magazine, The Washington Post, The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, Public Seminar, and The TLS.

Event Location: 
The Seminary Co-op
5751 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60615