Washington University celebrates the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’

Washington University celebrates the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’

Local National Public Radio affiliate KWMU interviews Washington University Frankenstein Bicentennial organizer Corinna Treitel, associate professor of history, about the university's ongoing celebration.

‘The Monster’s Library,’ New Student-Curated Exhibit of Special Collections Materials, Now On Display

The Monster’s Library, a new student-curated exhibit of Special Collections materials celebrating the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, is now on display in Olin Library.

PODCAST: The monster’s dilemma

PODCAST: The monster’s dilemma

In this episode of GradCast, we explore themes of morality, psychology, and ethics raised by a quote from Frankenstein's monster: "I could not understand why men who knew all about good and evil could hate and kill each other." Tune in to discover how these themes transcend discipline and research boundaries.

PODCAST: How to create a musical monster

PODCAST: How to create a musical monster

It’s been 200 years since Mary Shelley wrote Frankenstein, the classic tale of creation gone wrong. In honor of the novel’s anniversary – and just in time for Halloween – three undergraduates at Washington University in St. Louis were each invited to bring his own brainchild into being: a piece of music, inspired by Frankenstein, to be performed by WashU’s symphony orchestra. In this episode of Arts & Sciences' Hold That Thought podcast, Cole Reyes, Andrew Savino, and Ethan Evans talk about their music, the creative process, and Frankenstein.