“200 Years of Frankenstein’s Monster: Single or Mated; on the Page, the Stage, or in the Cinema”

Wednesday, October 24th at 7:00 in the Meeting Room.

On New Year’s Day 1818, Frankenstein was published anonymously in London by 20-year-old Mary Shelley, wife of the Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley and daughter of the philosopher and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft. It would become one of the most influential novels of the 19th or any other century, even as it remains a work most people know through cinema or popular culture rather than from having read the book.

In association with the C. H. Booth Library’s sponsorship of the October 28th screening of The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)—as part of the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission’s 2018 Someday Cinema Series—Mark Schenker of Yale College will discuss Shelley’s novel, James Whale’s two classic masterpieces of film horror, and all things Frankenstein. Please register.

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