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.

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