Thursday, November 11, 2004

Frankenstein's monster tour

The Lakeland Ledger takes a look at a traveling exhibit from the American Library Association called "Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature," which is making a stop at the University of Central Florida library in Orlando.

The exhibit, which explores the cultural influence of Mary Shelley's 1818 novel, features representations of the monster in prose, films, television, comic books and merchandise:
"The image and story of the monster are much more than consumer commodities," the exhibit's production notes state. "They continue to help people articulate anxieties about the possibility of science changing the traditionally accepted boundaries of nature."
The exhibition is scheduled to visit some 80 libraries across the country through December 2005 (that's when I finally get to see it). A complete itinerary can be found here.