A dare to write a scary story led to the creation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, an important work that draws on many themes ranging from scientific progress to revenge. March 2018 marks the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein’s publication and with this brings the opportunity for collaborations within the library and across campus. The bicentennial celebration will explore a work which brings together the intersection of humanities, social sciences, and sciences. We’re organizing a year-long series of events which analyze the original work; discuss related themes and their relevance to current concerns; and explore derivative works. This project is made possible through the Libraries Fund for Innovation, Service, and Entrepreneurship.
We invite you to celebrate the bicentennial of the publication of Mary Shelley's pioneering work, Frankenstein. Join us from 4-6 pm on Tuesday, March 13th 2018 in Norlin Library's Center for British & Irish Studies (fifth floor) for:
We look forward to seeing you!
Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein on a dare when she was just 19 years old. The University Libraries now dare you, CU Undergraduates, to craft your own Frankenstein creation.
Submit a creative work as a response to her classic novel Frankenstein—a story, a film, a dance performance, visual art, a computer game—whatever medium works for you to explore some of the themes she touched on. These might include creation, scientific responsibility, gender, unintended consequences of innovations, science and religion, science and community, resurrection. The goal of the contest is for students in every discipline to engage with the themses of the novel!
We look forward to your creativity!
Look forward to: a film series, panels by local science fiction authors, and more!