© Original art by Jim Ramos
For nearly 200 years, the story of Frankenstein has gripped our imaginations and haunted our dreams. Now, come explore the reasons why, as Musselman Library hosts the traveling exhibit Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature and numerous related events, October 13 through November 22, 2005.
Did you know Mary Shelley was only 19 years
old when she wrote Frankenstein? What could possibly
have been happening in her world that led to its creation?
Do you really know the story, or just the celluloid version
produced by Hollywood? And, how could this centuries-old
text still provide a framework for such hotly-debated contemporary
science issues as cloning and genetic engineering?
Come find the answers...if you dare!
Musselman Library is one of only 80 libraries selected to host Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature. The exhibit consists of six 18-foot panels, each reflecting a different aspect of Frankenstein:
- The Birth of Frankenstein
- Science and the Boundary of Life
- Finding Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus
- The Transformation of a Monster
- Frankenstein in America
- Frankenstein and the Frontiers of Science
This free exhibit is located on the main floor of Musselman Library. The Library is open daily and most evenings and is located in the center of campus.
Join us for the many free events in conjunction with the Frankenstein exhibit. There are lectures about Mary Shelley, science in the early 19th Century, "Frankenfoods," and horror film music. Come see a play about cloning or hear live music at our exhibit reception.
And, just in time for Halloween fun, enjoy our horror film series. Each film is introduced by Jack Ryan, associate professor of English and instructor of the First-Year Seminar The Horror Film: A Disreputable Genre. There will be refreshments and conversation after the shows.
|| ©Original art by Jim Ramos
Penetrating the Secrets of Nature was organized by the
of Medicine and the American
Library Association Public Programs Office.
traveling exhibition is made possible through major grants from
the National Endowment for the
Humanities and the National
Library of Medicine. Frankenstein: Penetrating the
Secrets of Nature is based on a major
exhibition of original materials mounted by the National Library
of Medicine in 1997-1998.
hosts this exhibit and
has organized all the events being offered free to
the public. (Contact Cynthia Gibbon, firstname.lastname@example.org, (717) 337-6951
for more information.) Frankenstein:
Penetrating the Secrets of Nature is also being supported
by these divisions of Gettysburg College:
Events Planning and Coordinating Committee (EPACC)
Department of English
Department of Philosophy
Friends of Musselman Library
children's program is supported by the Adams County Arts
Council's STAR Grant Program, which is funded by the Pennsylvania
Council on the Arts, a state agency, the Adams County Commissioners,
and the Borough of Gettysburg.