Frankenstein: Afterlives

Composed with the urgency and rage of youth, Frankenstein was published in 1818 when its author Mary Shelley was only eighteen years old. To honor the novel's 200th anniversary and its enduring legacy, the CWC's fall 2018 series is devoted to exploring multiple afterlives of the novel on film. The series ranges from classical horror to science fiction to avant-garde experimentation, and features a recent biopic and a masterpiece of Spanish cinema. In this series, Frankenstein emerges as a complex tale about gender and sexuality, uncanny families and feminist rage; the films discussed present plumb questions about creativity, personal tragedy and the relationship between life and death.

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