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Apr
26
Thu
“Reconstructing Frankenstein’s Monster: Mary Shelley’s World in Print” Exhibition Opening @ Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Apr 26 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Join undergraduate students from English 295H as they present their original research and a class-curated, full-scale exhibition about Mary Shelley’s groundbreaking modern novel, “Frankenstein,” on the 200th anniversary of its publication.

Working under the direction of Professor Jeanne Moskal, along with librarians and exhibition specialists at the Wilson Special Collections Library, the students spent the spring semester with rare materials from the library collections, reconstructing the world in which Shelley worked. They will be on hand to discuss their work and the insights they gained during this unique undergraduate research seminar.

The exhibition focuses on issues such as political turmoil in England and France, global exploration, medical experimentation and sexual liberation. On view will be the Library’s first edition of “Frankenstein,” along with a newly acquired second edition, important because of significant changes.

“Reconstructing Frankenstein’s Monster: Mary Shelley’s World in Print” will be on view in the Melba Remig Saltarelli Exhibit Room in Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill through August 26, 2018.

Jun
14
Thu
Jane Austen Summer Program’s “Northanger Abbey and Frankenstein: 200 Years of Horror” @ Hampton Inn & Suites
Jun 14 – Jun 17 all-day

The Jane Austen Summer Program is delighted to announce its sixth annual symposium, “Northanger Abbey & Frankenstein: 200 Years of Horror.” Participants will have the opportunity to hear expert speakers and participate in discussion groups on Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. They will also join in a Regency-style masquerade ball, attend Austen-inspired theatricals, partake in an English tea, and visit special exhibits tailored to the conference. The Jane Austen Summer Program is designed to appeal to Austen fans, established scholars, K-12 teachers, and graduate and undergraduate students—anyone with a passion for all things Austen is welcome and encouraged to attend!

For more program information, to see comments and photos from previous programs, or to register, please visit our website janeaustensummer.org.