Frankenstein in Text and Image

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Montshire Talks: Frankenstein200 is a Montshire conversation series that celebrates the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s "Frankenstein"

This program will be held at the Rauner Library at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.
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Dr. Frankenstein's creation wasn’t always the big, green monster our imaginations conjure. How did Mary Shelley’s text inspire artists and writers throughout time? Take a field trip to Dartmouth's Rauner Library to explore the first illustrated edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and the works that inspired it. See how the image and text of Frankenstein changed over the last 200 years with Morgan Swan, Special Collections Education & Outreach Librarian. 

Morgan Swan is the Special Collections Education & Outreach Librarian at Rauner Special Collections Library. He facilitates undergraduate class visits to Rauner, supervises its public services department, and coordinates its outreach efforts to the campus and community. Morgan has a PhD in English Literature from Yale University and received his Master's in Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He grew up in Macau, China, but his family is from Oklahoma.

Montshire Talks: Frankenstein200 is a Montshire conversation series that celebrates the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Through her work of science fiction, Shelley has sparked the imaginations of generations who question the balance of human creativity, societal responsibility, and scientific ethics. Montshire Talks: Frankenstein200 surveys the philosophy of science, artificial intelligence, how popular culture evolves a modern myth, and Mary Shelley’s lasting influence on the questions: What is life? Why do we create? and What are our responsibilities as creators, scientists, and engineers? 

This year's Montshire Talks are sponsored by Ledyard National Bank.