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A Monster Mash, Frankly

October 31, 2018 English


FrankenReads celebrates novel’s 200th anniversary on campus, around the world

By Sala Levin | Maryland Today 

"Have you always had the nagging suspicion that what your Halloween celebrations lacked was a little British romanticism? If so, FrankenReads—an international celebration of the 200th anniversary of the publication of the ur-monster story, Mary Shelley’s 'Frankenstein'—is here to help.

"During the week of Halloween, and peaking on the 31st, participants in 46 countries will gather to stage full—or, for the less hardy, partial—readings of the book, screen film adaptations, host costume contests, discuss the novel and its impact in popular culture, and even build their own monsters. The event is spearheaded by the Keats-Shelley Association of America and its president, UMD English Professor Neil Fraistat."

Read the complete article in Maryland Today. 

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