Happy 200th Birthday Frankenstein

When:
10/27/2018 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
2018-10-27T11:00:00-07:00
2018-10-27T12:00:00-07:00
Where:
WCLS Ferndale Library
2125 Main St
Ferndale, WA 98248
USA
Cost:
Free
Contact:
WCLS Ferndale Library
360-384-3647
Happy 200th Birthday Frankenstein @ WCLS Ferndale Library | Ferndale | Washington | United States

Although regarded as Gothic sensationalism when first published – both for its lurid tale of a scientist driven mad by his obsession to animate the dead and for the surprising news that the author was nineteen-year-old Mary Shelley – Frankenstein has resonated widely in the popular imagination, most notably in theater and cinema. Over the two centuries since its publication, the work has also served as a vivid allegory in debates about technology, slavery and universal suffrage. Led by literature and film scholar Lance Rhoades, this multi-media presentation considers how Shelley addressed some of humankind’s greatest concerns with a creation that took on a life of its own.

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