Mary Shelley, an English writer, was born Aug. 30, 1797. Christened Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, she grew up in an electrically exciting time; the battery was invented by Volta in 1800, and the electric nature of muscle contraction had been recently discovered by Galvani. The idea that life might be electrical…
“It’s Alive!” You’ve Seen the Movie, Now Let’s Consider the Book: Understanding Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
Join Lisa Browar, President of the Linda Hall Library, and Jennifer Phegley, Professor and Associate Chair of English at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, for a discussion of Mary Shelley’s literary legacy.
Join Benjamin Gross, VP for Research and Scholarship, and Eric Ward, VP for Public Programs, from 11:00 a.m. to Noon for a curators gallery talk on the new exhibition, It’s Alive Frankenstein at 200: The Science Behind the Story.
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