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The Psychology of Evil

Below is a video of a TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) talk by Philip Zimbardo, the psychologist who conducted the Stanford Prison Experiment, an experiment to which Paul referred in his comment on Jess’s recent post.

In this talk Zimbardo raises a number of questions about the nature of humans and their capacity for evil which intersect, in many ways, with a good number of the texts we read (and especially Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde).

The talk also raises interesting questions about the capacity of humans for evil (and good) which might prove pertinent as you think about the readings about Sade for Monday.

TED Talk: The Psychology of Evil

Frankenstein Archive Online

I am writing to draw your attention to a new archive, just put online, of the manuscripts of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. The novel went through several drafts and revisions, and the digital copies provide an interesting insight into the process of writing and revision that Mary Shelley undertook while crafting this classic piece of literature.

The Frankenstein Notebooks




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