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Frankenstein Turns 200! Mary Shelley and the Birth of a Gothic Legend

Event Type: Adult
Age Group(s): Adults
Date: 10/22/2018
Start Time: 11:30 AM
End Time: 1:00 PM
 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. This lecture is a part of the Library's monthly Midday Meet & Mingle series. No registration is required, and refreshments will be served.

Contact: Laura Wilkins
Contact Number: 812-949-3522