Hiram College


Popular culture commonly represents Frankenstein’s monster as an inarticulate green creature with bolts in his neck. But Mary Shelley’s original creation is much more complex, and he turns 200 years old this year. Join us in September and October to discover why Shelley’s classic novel Frankenstein has never been out of print. Its themes of scientific exploration, the dangers of knowledge, humanity vs. monstrosity, our need for social connection, family, fate and revenge remain compelling and relevant in today’s fast-paced, technological world. With more than 25 events, FrankenReads offers entertaining and educational ways for everyone in the family to think in new ways about Frankenstein and the modern technological conundrums his story has influenced.

Keynote Speakers

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The Frankenstein community reading program has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Extending Humanities Scholarship and Learning Throughout Our Community.

Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.