Invitation to Frankenstein Poster Exhibit and Programs

One of the most enduring tales of the Western world—Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus—is the focus of an exciting traveling exhibit on display at Duquesne University’s Gumberg Library through October 6th. Frankenstein is truly a story for twenty-first century America. It is a human-interest story of ambition, idealism, revenge and forgiveness. Frankenstein offers a vision of what happens when power is abused, knowledge is hidden, and members of a community do not take responsibility for one another. The exhibit is produced by the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.

Events scheduled in collaboration with the exhibit include:

  • Black Frankenstein at the Bicentennial, presented by Dr. Elizabeth Young, the Carl M. and Elsie A. Small Professor of English at Mount Holyoke, on Friday, Sept. 21, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Dougherty Ballroom A, Power Center.
  • The Meaning of Frankenstein in the 21st Century: An Interdisciplinary Faculty Panel Discussion, on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center, first floor, Gumberg Library.

The exhibition and events are free and open to the public. For more information, visit or call 412.396.6130.

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