CELEBRATING the BICENTENNTIAL of the FIRST PUBLICATION OF MARY SHELLEY’S FRANKENSTEIN (1818)
We will be hosting a FILM FESTIVAL on October 28, 29, and 30 at the Elbin Auditorium in College Hall. Each night will begin at 6pm and will feature a screening of a film adaptation of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein. Prior to showing each film, WLU Professor Chris Lee will give a presentation on the historical and cultural contexts for the film. The specific schedule is as follows:
LOCATION & TIME: Elbin Auditorium in College Hall at 6pm
- October 28 | The original film adaptation of Frankenstein (1931), starring Boris Karloff.
- October 29 | Mel Brooks’s Young Frankenstein (1974), starring Gene Wilder.
- October 30 | Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1994), starring Kenneth Branagh.
- October 1-31, Elbin Library | SPECIAL EXHIBIT of comic book/graphic novel adaptations of Frankenstein.
- October 2 – 4pm | WLU Professor Wally Hastings, curator of the exhibit, will give a presentation at its opening reception in Elbin Library.
We will host DISCUSSIONS of Frankenstein at several area libraries:
- October 25 – 5pm | Book Discussion at the Brooke County Public Library.
- October 30 – 12pm | Book Discussion at the Ohio County Public Library after Lunch with Books program.
This project is presented with financial assistance from the West Virginia Humanities Council, a state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations do not necessarily represent those of the West Virginia Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.
These events have also been generously funded by the West Liberty University Foundation.