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Tuesday, October 29, at 7 p.m. - Monsters for Their Time: Creator and Creature in Mary Shelley's 'Frankenstein' is presented by Mark Schenker, Dean of Academic Affairs at Yale College. Just in time for a Halloween-appropriate learning seminar, Schenker will lecture on Frankenstein (1818), Mary Shelley's masterpiece. He will discuss how Dr. Frankenstein and his creation are embodiments of concerns the author had about issues that reflected her position as a woman, a mother, and as an important figure in the Romantic movement in England. Those attending are not required to have read the book, but are strongly encouraged to do so, especially because Shelley's novel is markedly different from the many versions of Frankenstein that have become staples of popular culture.