Cofrin Library celebrates 200th Anniversary of Frankenstein with FRANKENtalks, Oct. 23

GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay’s David A. Cofrin Library will host FRANKENtalks, an evening of mini-lectures presented by UW-Green Bay faculty, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2018 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the Library’s fourth floor. The event is free and open to the public.

FRANKENtalks will focus on conversations about Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein,” in celebration of the 200th anniversary of the classic novel. Attendees will be invited into the discussion and will be able to enjoy light refreshments. One lucky attendee will win two tickets to the performance “Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein” at the Weidner Center on Friday, Oct. 26, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Faculty will lead attendees through topics relating to the novel’s creation and lasting cultural impact:

  • Re-animating the Monster: Reinvention of the Frankenstein Myth in Pop Culture, Associate Prof. Bryan Carr (Communication and Information Science)
  • In Praise of Female Creativity: Feminist Interpretations of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Associate Prof. Jessica Van Slooten (English)
  • Patagonian Giants, Frankenstein’s Creature, and Contact Zone Catastrophe, Associate Prof. Rebecca Nesvet (English)
  • How Geology and Climate contributed to the Creation of One (Actually Two) of the World’s Greatest Literary Works, Associate Prof. Steve Meyer (Natural and Applied Sciences)

For more information about this event, please visit the Cofrin Library website.

About the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay
The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is a comprehensive public institution offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs to nearly 8,000 students with campus locations in Green Bay, Marinette, Manitowoc and Sheboygan. Established in 1965 on the border of Green Bay, the University and its campuses are centers of cultural enrichment, innovation and learning. The Green Bay campus is home to one of the Midwest’s most prolific performing arts centers, a nationally recognized 4,000-seat student recreation center, an award-winning nine-hole golf course and a five-mile recreational trail and arboretum, which is free and open to the public. This four-campus University transforms lives and communities through student-focused teaching and research, innovative learning opportunities, powerful connections and a problem-solving approach to education. UW-Green Bay’s main campus is centrally located, close to both the Door County resort area and the dynamic economies of Northeast Wisconsin, the Fox Valley region and the I-43 corridor. UW-Green Bay offers in-demand programs in science, engineering and technology; business; health, education and social welfare; and arts, humanities and social sciences. For more information, visit


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