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The Alexander Grass Humanities Institute, in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at Johns Hopkins University, is hosting several events on Oct. 31 to mark the 200 year anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. With these events, Hopkins joins universities and other civic institutions and organizations around the world in its commemoration of this literary work and its impact on film, media, science, technology, bioethics and more.

The Hopkins events include screenings for two Frankenstein films at the Parkway Theatre, and a panel discussion and Q&A featuring several faculty members from different disciplines. These events are free and open to the entire Hopkins community and the general public. Additionally, The Writing Seminars is holding a writing contest for Hopkins undergraduate students. Please RSVP to individual events for reminders.

  1. The first film showing at The Parkway Theatre on Oct. 31 is Bride of FrankensteinRSVP to this free event for your reminder.
  2. Followed by panel discussion: “What Frankenstein’s Monster Can Tell Us About Being Human,” from 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm. RSVP to this free event for your reminder.
    Panel participants:
    Moderator: William Egginton, Director of the Alexander Grass Humanities Institute
    Yulia Frumer, Assistant Professor, History of Science and Technology
    Jeffrey Kahn, Director, Berman Institute of Bioethics
    Jared Hickman, Associate Professor, English
    Linda DeLibero, Professor, Film and Media Studies
  3. The second film showing: Young Frankenstein that same evening, at 6:30 pm.
    Tickets: Free for Hopkins community; General public: $10
    ** WIN $250! **
    THE DEADLINE IS OCT. 26. — RSVP to not forget the deadline.
  5. Peabody Library Exhibit: Frankenstein: 200 Years in Print
    Dates: Oct. 22 – Nov. 30
    Highlights: Frankenstein’s first book review in 1818; the broadside for the first theatrical adaptation of Frankenstein in 1823; the first images of the monster in the 1831 edition; photoplay editions tied in to the 1931 film; the “Armed Services” edition of 1945; the “Classics Illustrated” comic book version of 1967 and other spin-offs and homages. RSVP here.

Bring a friend and come join us!