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Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein”

Wednesday October 31, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Patten Free Library is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” with a talk by Siena College Professor of Philosophy Emeritus and Georgetown resident, Ray Boisvert. “Frankenstein’ is about as familiar a name as one can find. Its meaning, though, is most often associated with films rather than with the novel. This talk will focus on the novel. It will explore topics raised there, along with some contemporary manifestations. Among them: letter writing (a lost art in an email/texting age?); creating life without women (cloning, transhumanism); the importance of touch/interpersonal contact (e-commerce, digital ordering in restaurants); ugliness/strangeness (physical deformities, immigrants).” The presentation is illustrated with slides, with music, and with clips from the 1931 Boris Karloff film.

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Date:
Wednesday October 31, 2018
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Website:
www.patten.lib.me.us

Organizer

Patten Free Library
Phone:
443-5141
Email:
lmortimer@patten.lib.me.us
Website:
www.patten.lib.me.us

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Patten Free Library
33 Summer Street
Bath,ME04530United States
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Phone:
(207)443-5141
Website:
www.patten.lib.me.us
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