A Serial Reading of Frankenstein

This Newberry Seminar is now concluded. It was held in the fall of 2018. 

Everyone has heard of Frankenstein, but how many of us have really read it closely?

2018 marks the bicentennial of Mary Shelley’s extraordinary novel, and this seminar is structured around a serial reading of the original 1818 text. Our weekly discussions will link details of each installment with the novel’s historical, philosophical, literary, and cinematic legacy. Please note the specific edition of the book required. Seven sessions.

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A Serial Reading of David Copperfield

This Newberry Seminar is now concluded. It was held in the spring of 2018.

Charles Dickens’s David Copperfield is one of the Victorian era’s most beloved books, filled with memorable characters, entertaining plot twists, and poignant insights. This seminar invites participants to immerse themselves in the world of the novel by reading it in consecutive parts reflecting the original publication schedule. Our spoiler-free discussions will also focus on the novel’s relation to cinema and other visual arts. Eight sessions.

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