Central Library - Celebrate the 200th Anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

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2018-10-24 at 6:00 PM to 2018-10-24 at 8:00 PM

Description:

FRANKENSTEIN LIVES! THE CONTINUING RELEVANCE OF MARY SHELLEY’S SHOCKING NOVEL

Lecture with Tim Madigan, Professor and Chair of Philosophy, St. John Fisher College.

Published 200 years ago and never out of print since then, Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein is a story of a man obsessed with creating artificial life. Victor Frankenstein and his rejected creation aren’t far removed from today’s discussions on fetal tissue research, life-extension, human cloning, and surrogate motherhood. This talk will discuss the novel and how it differs significantly from its many film adaptations, as well as the various controversies it has inspired since its original publication in 1818. Frankenstein is as “immortal” as any novel can be.

This program is for ages 16 and older and requires registration. Registration opens on October 3 at: https://calendar.libraryweb.org/event/4271973 or call the Arts Division at (585) 428-8380.  This program will be held in the Kate Gleason Auditorium, 1st floor of Central's Bausch & Lomb Public Library Building, 115 South Ave., Rochester, NY.
Location: Central Library
115 South Ave.
Rochester, NY 14604
Contact: Arts & Literature Division (585) 428-8380

Cost:

Free

Disabled or
Hearing Impaired
Accessibility:
This library is handicapped accessible.
To request specific accommodations, call (585) 428-8304
ten days prior to the program.

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