It’s Alive! Frankenstein, 200 Years – A Book Arts + Print Exhibition

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Book Arts + Print Exhibition


Opening on Thursday, August 9, 2018 • Closing – October 26, 2018 with a Costume Party

Registration is open now through July 20

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The Exhibition


‘It’s Alive’ opens on August 9, 2018 in the BookWorks Gallery. Opening evening will include a talk and presentation by Bernard Welt. Details to come. The exhibit will close with a Halloween Costume Party on Friday, October 26, 2018.  All Monsters Welcome!

Talk on Frankenstein – August 30

A thirty to forty-five minutes talk by UNCA professor, Kirk Boyle, accompanies the gallery exhibition, It’s Alive. Improbably or not, the story Frankenstein, written in 1818, endures 200 years later. Dr. Boyle’s talk will introduce the novel, background about the author, Mary Shelley, and the era in which it was written. Over the years, Frankenstein has enjoyed many distinct interpretations or readings of the story, and Dr. Boyle will share a few of his favorite literary readings of the novel, with time for Q and A with the audience to follow. Please bring your copy of the novel with you if you would like to refer to specific passages.    

Kirk Boyle is an assistant professor of English at UNCA, where he teaches courses on literary theory, film, modernity, and college writing. He is the author of The Rhetoric of Humor and the co-editor of The Great Recession in Fiction, Film, and Television: Twenty-First-Century Bust Culture. Originally from Pittsburgh, he earned his PhD in at the University of Cincinnati, and now lives in Woodfin.