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In 1818, 20-year-old Mary Shelley published Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus. This fall, the University of Minnesota Department of English marks the 200th anniversary with public readings, screenings, and talks that will explore many monster creations and honor the woman who wrote the first ever science fiction novel.

The series continues November 2 with University of Tennessee associate professor Gerard Cohen-Vrignaud speaking on “The Rights of Monsters: Allegory and the Body Politic.” Cohen-Vrignaud is the author of Radical Orientalism: Rights, Reform, and Romanticism (Cambridge University Press, 2015).

Co-sponsorship with the Center for Early Modern History.

Free and open to the public. For disabilities accommodations and information about the venue, email Terri Sutton at sutt0063@umn.edu or call 612-626-1528.