“The Monster Challenge” Exhibit Now on Display in Olin Library

The Monster Challenge Exhibit is now on display in Olin Library’s Ginkgo Room
Work on display in "The Monster's Challenge" exhibit: "The Author of Frankenstein" by Will Jamison Eucker

Work on display in “The Monster Challenge” exhibit: “The Author of Frankenstein” by Will Jamison Eucker

As part of the Frankenstein Bicentennial, the ongoing celebration of Mary Shelley’s iconic novel, Washington University held a competition, The Monster Challenge, this fall.

The contest called for both undergraduate and graduate students to submit creative works that “exemplify the spirit, tone, and feeling of Frankenstein for our age.”

The winning entries and other imaginative submissions to the contest can now be viewed in Olin Library’s Ginkgo Room. Students submitted entries in multiple mediums, including visual, written, musical, book arts, and sculptural works.



Sponsored by the Center for the Humanities the contest judges were Patricia Olynyk, director of the Graduate School of Art, Buzz Spector, professor of art, Jan Tumlir, lecturer, both at the Sam Fox School, and David Schuman, director of Creative Writing in the English Department. More details on the winning entries can be found here.

For more information on Frankenstein material in Special Collections, see our previous blog post.

The exhibit will be on view during the library’s open hours through Dec. 10, 2018.



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Reference and Outreach Supervisor in Special Collections.