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Atlantic Cape Announces Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein as Official College Book

September 20, 2018

In honor of the 200th anniversary of its publication, Atlantic Cape Community College is adopting Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” as its official college book for the 2018-19 school year. Students, faculty and staff will commemorate it with a series of events beginning in October.

Faculty members have also incorporated the famous text into their courses to illustrate how it still speaks to modern-day themes and values in today’s society.

Richard Russell, assistant professor of English, said, “While many see ‘Frankenstein’ as a cautionary tale about science, this is really a novel about what it means to be human.”

Events to celebrate the novel include:

Oct. 9: Jay Hennicke, adjunct professor of humanities and English, will provide a short lecture and discussion on the novel from 12:30-1:45 p.m. in G205 of the new Student Center at the Mays Landing Campus.

Oct. 11: Author and Atlantic Cape instructor Melissa Palmer will host a lecture, “Victorian Fathers of Science Fiction and Horror,” from 5-6 p.m. on Oct. 11 in Room 212 of Atlantic Cape’s Cape May County Campus.

Oct. 15: Phi Theta Kappa National Honor Society will host a “Frankenfest” to kick off their NJ Community College Completion Challenge Week at the college’s Mays Landing Campus.

Oct. 23: Tom Celandine, retired Atlantic Cape professor, will host a free viewing of the 1931 Frankenstein film and discussion at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 23 at the Ocean City Free Public Library.