In 1818, the 21-year-old Mary Shelley published the first edition of Frankenstein, a novel whose story and characters rapidly assumed mythic status. The obsessed scientist Frankenstein and his monstrous creation ar cultural archetypes which show no sign of losing their fascination or their potential for generating new books, plays, movies, images, computer games – and who can say what the future may bring?
To mark the occasion, there will be a multitude of celebratory events throughout the world under the title of Frankenreads. Here in Copenhagen, we aim to join the 308 events already announced with an evening of readings, short talks and discussions.
The bar will be open.
There will be short presentations on the book and its legacy.
We will also read selected extracts from the novel!
Det hele foregår i kælderen af Literaturhaus
Klokken: 18:00 – 20:00