The fragmented face and the wrath of the clan

His Name Was Not Frankenstein


8, 9, 10 July

Faculty of Geography and History, room 409, Universitat de Barcelona, Montalegre 6

 Why do we find the fragmented face of Frankenstein’s Monster so fascinating? The monster in the 1931film was certainly one of the most successfully characterisations in the history of cinema, but there issomething more: it raises a question that goes beyond the creen and has something to do with the idea of that spectre haunting Europe that opens The Communist Manifesto.

The workshop will dissect the film Dr. Frankenstein (1931) to try and understand how terror and dreams are      connected in the logic of the fight against the master.