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October 22, 2018
Frankenstein Turns 200! Mary Shelley & the Birth of a Gothic Legend (New Albany)
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This lecture will first explore the life and career of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, from her early days of being reared in a progressive, feminist household to the fateful encounter in Geneva that led to her authoring “Frankenstein”; or, “The Modern Prometheus”. It was here, in 1816, that Shelley, along with her husband, Percy Bysshe Shelley, lodged with the infamous Lord Byron, who challenged his guests to each write a horror story. It was this competition that spawned the creation of “Frankenstein”. Secondly, the Gothic genre of literature, to which “Frankenstein” belongs, will be discussed in detail so that readers may fully appreciate the intricacies of this classic novel. Christopher Proctor is an academic librarian and faculty member at Indiana University Southeast Library. (Audience: Adult)

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October 22, 2018, 11:30am - 1:00pm