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USC Libraries Celebrate 200 Years of Frankenstein

The Irvin Department of Rare Books & Special Collections at USC Libraries is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein with an exhibit offering insight into the author and novel and issues still relevant today, including the origin of life, the definition of “human” and the ethics of revolutionary science. Highlights include the first and revised editions of the novel, works by Romantic-era poets, illustrated materials from the history of science, and visual adaptations of the novel. Talks by Frankenstein and Shelley experts, movie screenings and a Halloween costume contest are planned. The exhibit is open at the Ernest F. Hollings Special Collections Library at USC September 26 – December 21. Free.