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Frankenstein at 200

October 28, 2018
By Susan Kasten

Tamara KetabgianMary Wollstonecraft Shelley was only 19 when she wrote her masterpiece Frankenstein, a story that has been told and retold and become a cultural phenomenon--even though only 500 copies of the original were printed.

This year, the book is being celebrated around the world on its 200th anniversary. In recognition of the anniversary, English Professor Tamara Ketabgian is teaching a writing seminar called “Frankenstein 200” this semester at Beloit.

Even if you’re not one of the lucky students to have enrolled in her course, you’ll have the chance to learn more about Frankenstein and its continuing interdisciplinary influence at a panel discussion on Tuesday, when a group of Beloit faculty collaborate on a discussion about the book and some of the recent rewritings it has spawned.

Tamara and Jenn Esperanza (anthropology) are coordinating and participating in the panel, which is slated to occur twice on Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 10-11 a.m. and again from 2 to 3 p.m. in Wilson Theater.

Joining Tamara and Jenn to talk about Frankenstein will be Britt Scharringhausen (Physics/Astronomy) and Robin Zebrowski (Cognitive Science/ Philosophy/ Psychology).