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Frankenstein Symposium
Louise W. and Edmund J. Kahn Liberal Arts Institute

The Louise W. and Edmund J. Kahn Liberal Arts Institute supports collaborative research among Smith and Five College faculty, Smith students, and visiting scholars without regard to the traditional boundaries of departments, programs and academic divisions. Each year the institute supports long- and short-term projects that are proposed, planned and organized by members of the Smith College faculty.

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Free Halloween Screening

Bride of Frankenstein poster  

The Bride of Frankenstein
Wednesday, October 31, 7 p.m., Campus Center Carroll Room

Don your Halloween costumes and join the celebration of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein at this screening of James Whale's 1935 classic chiller. Come early and get your free body parts and eyeballs candy! Read more...


November 2-3
Creativity and the Creature: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein at 200

  Frankenstein's lab
Image: "Frankenstein's lab," from Barry Moser's Frankenstein, Pennyroyal edition (courtesy of Barry Moser and Smith College Special Collections)

A Kahn Institute Symposium

The Kahn invites the Smith and Five College communities, scholars from near and far, and the public to join in a 200th anniversary celebration of one of literary history's most iconic and enduring novels, Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, published anonymously by 20-year-old Mary Shelley (1979-1851) on January 1, 1818. Read more...

Register to attend.