art of Mary Shelley and Frankenstein's Monster sitting together like a couple
Monster Hit: 200 Years of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Art by Raymond Jackson

The Friends of Hannon Library present local author Tod Davies as she discusses the impact of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein after 200 years.

Thursday, May 10
4-5 pm
Hannon Library, Meese Room

Published two centuries ago, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is the iconic fantasy horror story. Even now the story keeps its hold on enthralled and terrified audiences everywhere.

“Frankenstein’s Monster is one of the most compelling and influential images in just about all aspects of our culture: scientific, literary, popular and more. Why is that? How did it happen that a nineteen year old girl suddenly found her voice, and in telling that voice’s story, wove an unforgettable tale retold countless times the world over? I’ll delve into this mystery, maybe coming up with an answer or two, as we look at the history of the story itself, its ensuing popularity, and the many different versions spawned by Mary Shelley’s original monstrous hit.” —Tod Davies

Tod Davies

Davies is the author of The History of Arcadia visionary fiction series: Snotty Saves the Day, Lily the Silent, The Lizard Princess, and the upcoming Report to Megalopolis or The Post-modern Prometheus (August 2018). She has long been fascinated by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, and looks forward to sharing thoughts (and maybe a few surprises) about it in this event.

woman writing in a notebook

Tod Davies presents on May 10

More Info

As part of the Friends of Hannon Library Speaker Series, this event is free and open to the public. Attendees can get free campus parking for the event by visiting any campus parking meter and using this code: FHL0510.

For more information, contact Hannon Library Administration at libraryevents@sou.edu or 541-552-6816. If you need disability accommodations to participate in this event, please contact Disability Resources at 541-552-6213 or dss@sou.edu.

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