I ended up submitting the blog post I’d planned for here to the local paper, so you can read that version here: https://www.tennessean.com/story/opinion/2018/10/26/after-200-years-frankenstein-still-matters-opinion/1779830002/
Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is one of my favorite books to teach. Last fall I taught a course on the novel, and it’s a mainstay on my syllabi from the British survey to Romanticism to the History of the Novel to Literature and Childhood. This being the 200th anniversary, I was excited to participate in Frankenreads and One Book, Many Conversations, and I hosted two discussions of the novel at the Nashville Public Library. They weren’t as well attended as I’d hoped, but I was still glad to do it.