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Frankenstein and the Year without a Summer

  • St. Richard’s Episcopal School Library 33 East 33rd Street Indianapolis, IN, 46205 United States (map)

In this presentation, Dr. Kelly weaves together the histories of science, art, literature, and politics to tell a global story about Mary Shelley’s masterpiece. Moving from the battlefields of Napoleonic Europe to the volcanoes of the Pacific to the riverbanks of the Yangtze to the farmlands of North America, the audience will see how Frankenstein reveals close ties between these seemingly disparate places how the world within the novel is itself a product of these global connections.

This event is part of the Indiana Humanities One State / One Story: Frankenstein program and is supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities.