ASU to Lead Bicentennial Celebrations of Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein'

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They had us hooked as soon as we caught wind of the words "Frankenstein" and "celebration."

The only problem is we'll have to wait a few years -- until the bicentennial of Mary Shelly's classic novel -- for our monstrous, science-experiment-gone-wrong dreams to come true.

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No that's not a typo, Arizona State University is really getting started this early on plans to lead a celebration of Shelly's Frankenstein in January 2018. From the sound of it they've got quite a lot in store.

At least they gave us plenty of time to clear our calendars.

ASU's Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes and its Center for Science and the Imagination will lead the celebration, partnering with various other entities on projects including a traveling exhibit, film festival, and more .

Shelley provided "The Modern Prometheus" as subtitle for the famous book, which has become an inspiration to young writers and a powerful cultural reference in discussions about science, art and humanity. She wrote the first edition anonymously in 1818 at the age of 19 on a dare to create the best horror story.

Over the past two centuries, the book has spawned dozens of film adaptations and derivative works including music, plays and original novels.


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