It's Frankenstein's 200th Birthday!

It's Frankenstein's 200th Birthday!

The Lisa Show - Radio Archive, Episode 29 , Segment 4

Episode: Halloween Crafts, Evermore Park, The Good Place, Zombies and Frankenstein's 200th

  • Oct 24, 2018 3:00 pm
  • 14:52 mins

In the last segment we just talked about zombies and why our culture seems to have this allure or fixation to them.  When you think of zombies or monsters, though, there’s one iconic zombie that comes to mind, and that’s, of course, Frankenstein. He’s the mascot of Halloween and a character that has changed the way we think about monsters. But he may have had more influence on society than just becoming a Halloween costume. This year is actually the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein’s original publication, which has become one of the most popular works in the history of western literature. Aspects of the story have saturated our world over the centuries and still appear in today’s pop culture. We have Dennis Hutchins in studio who is an Associate Professor of English at Brigham Young University and co-author of the book, “Adapting Frankenstein: The Monster’s Eternal Lives In Popular Culture,” to talk about this monster’s influence a little more.

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