Cultural Club: Lecture Series - A Talk Commemorating the recent 200th Anniversary of Frankenstein
Please join the Cultural Club as Dina Gerasia, a professional museum educator, commemorates the recent 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein—a classic of world literature and a masterpiece of horror.
In 1815, under dark, brooding skies and as part of a game, teenager Mary Shelley sat down to write what is widely considered to be literature's greatest monster. Her novel gave birth to the trope of the mad scientist and heralded in the science fiction genre. Dr. Frankenstein's nameless creation has been misrepresented in various media ever since. The lecture will trace the author's origins and the cultural and scientific shifts, which may have contributed to Shelley's radical work.
Suggested reading: 1818 edition of Frankenstein, or, The Modern Prometheus.
- Monday, March 9, 2020
- 10:00am - 11:30am
- Hoboken - Small Programming Room & Garden
- Hoboken Public Library