New Exhibit: “The Monster in the Library: Frankenstein Lives”

“The Monster in the Library: Frankenstein Lives!” is a student curated exhibition now on display at Olin Library in Special Collections.

 

“The Monster in the Library: Frankenstein Lives!” exhibit poster. Designed by Ian Lanius, Curatorial Assistant – Department of Special Collections

Students enrolled in the Fall 2018 class “Frankenstein: Origins and Afterlives” explored materials from the library collections and beyond as a way to investigate the impact of Frankenstein on popular culture and the collective consciousness. Through the exhibition, students serve as campus educators, sharing their knowledge of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and its afterlives with viewers.

With the guidance of Professor Amy Pawl from the Department of English, Professor Corinna Treitel from the Department of History, and Cassie Brand, Curator of Rare Books, students curated material for the exhibit, wrote the text for the exhibition catalog and labels, and assisted with the process of installation.

The exhibit can be viewed in Olin Library, Special Collections, Level One, Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, through January 2019.

The Monster in the Library: Frankenstein Lives! exhibit opening

“The Monster in the Library: Frankenstein Lives!” exhibit opening

The exhibit catalog was designed by Ian Lanius, Curatorial Assistant in Special Collections with photographs by Alison Carrick, Reference and Outreach Supervisor.

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Reference and Outreach Supervisor in Special Collections.