"Frankenstein: A Revisionist History"

Wednesday, 10/31/2018 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Barber Library, West Wing

How well do we really know Frankenstein? Two hundred years after the publication of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus,” COCC’s Brian Gutierrez, Ph.D., is hoping to set the record straight. Gutierrez’s talk, “Frankenstein: A Revisionist History,” will explore the events that sparked Shelley’s novel, how the story changed as it was adapted for the stage and film, and why, to this day, Frankenstein persists as one of Halloween’s most enduring mainstays. The talk will cover the little-known and often misunderstood elements of his origin story.

About Gutierrez: His doctoral research—and current book—focuses on the origin of Gothic literature in the 18th and 19th centuries. He has taught courses at the University of Washington on such topics as “Introduction to Gothic Literature” and “The Aesthetics of Evil in Literature.” He is currently the project coordinator for the college’s Title III federal grant.

Contact: Brian Gutierrez, 541-317-3063 or bgutierrez4@cocc.edu. In advance of college events, persons needing accommodation or transportation because of a physical or mobility disability, contact Joe Viola: 541-383-7775. For accommodation due to other disability, such as hearing impairment, contact the Office of Disability Services: 541-383-7743.