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Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature: Hideous Progeny

The exhibit "Frankenstein: Penetrating the Secrets of Nature" and the lecture and film series sponsored by the University of Florida Health Science Center Libraries and the Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere with support from the Yavitz Fund

Mutating the Monster: Adaptations of the Frankenstein story

Frankenstein Movie Poster, 1931.
Courtesy of The Granger Collection, New York.

Frankenstein in Popular Culture

Within Mary Shelley's lifetime her novel was being adapted, and transformed, for the stage. In the nineteenth century, political cartoonists used the image of the Frankenstein monster to depict the fears of the day. Thomas Edison made a silent film version of Frankenstein in 1910, the first cinematic adaptation. The story has been adapted countless times since, and the monster has become an instantly recognizeable figure.

Movie Trailers

These are the movie trailers for the films we will be showing this summer. For information about all events related to the exhibit, please return to the main page of this guide.

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