Frankenstein 200 years later

Frankenstein 200 years later

This year, Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein turns 200. Washington University is celebrating the bicentennial with special events, conferences, film screenings and more. One of the organizers, Corinna Treitel, associate professor of history, is most excited about the conversations Frankenstein can spark.

“I thought celebrating the bicentennial would be a really great opportunity for a university like ours to create conversations between people who don’t normally talk to each other,” Treitel says. “The novel is often drawn into discussions about science and social responsibility, but it’s also a foundational text for thinking about otherness.”

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.