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Frankenstein At 200

Description: The Manchester Public Library will host Frankenstein At 200 presented by UCONN Professor Dwight Codr.

On the occasion of its 200th anniversary Professor Dwight Codr (UConn) will discuss the history of Mary Shelley’s famous novel, Frankenstein. How did early readers react to the novel? How did bad, early reviews of the novel influence Shelley’s revisions to it? How have the stage and screen factored into the novel’s endurance? And why is it that whenever we face a crisis – scientific, cultural, medical, political, or otherwise – Frankenstein manages to provide us with a set of metaphors and common reference points for understanding? Codr will address these questions as we tour through the history of reading (and misreading) what Mary Shelley called her “hideous progeny”: Frankenstein; Or, The Modern Prometheus.

Dwight Codr received his PhD in English Literature from Cornell University in 2006 and he served as an Assistant Professor at Tulane University before joining the faculty at the University of Connecticut, Storrs in 2011.

No registration required for this free event.
For more information, please call Jenn Bartlett at 860-645-0821 or visit the library website.
Location: Mary Cheney Library, 586 Main Street , Manchester
URL: http://library.townofmanchester.org.
Date: Monday, October 22, 2018
Time: 7:00pm EDT
Priority: 5-Medium
Access: Public
Created by: csiccalendar
Updated: Wednesday, September 26, 2018 12:34pm EDT