From Quantum Leap, An Indiana Humanites Program:
More than 14 Indiana colleges and universities will coordinate on- and off-campus programs throughout the duration of the statewide read of Frankenstein. Programs will include special courses, freshman orientation activities, film festivals, exhibits, lectures and panel discussions.
University partnerships include:
Examining Ethics podcast: We’re teaming up with our friends at DePauw University’s Prindle Institute for Ethics to create a special episode of this internationally distributed podcast. We’ll explore the many ethical questions raised by the famous novel and consider how moral philosophers have thought about these issues over time.
Online courses (starting Fall 2017): Two online courses are in the works (so far), open to people in Indiana and beyond. The first, to be offered next fall by the University of Indianapolis, will be a special one-credit book club-style course, free to senior citizens and $50 for everyone else. In 2018, IU East’s nationally recognized distance-learning team will offer an interdisciplinary course on the idea of Frankenstein as Golem, drawing on ideas from religious studies, science and technology, English, art, sociology and psychology.
Monstrous Art Show: University of Indianapolis fine arts students and faculty will explore the idea of the monstrous during a special Frankenstein-inspired course in 2017, culminating in a gallery show at the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center.
Lilly Library Special Exhibit (Summer 2018): Indiana University’s special collections library is a trove of treasures, including a rare first edition of Mary Shelley’s seminal novel. Curator Rebecca Baumann will organize an exhibit that also draws on the library’s women in science collection.
Film Festivals (2018): We’re working with a variety of partners, including Indiana University, the University of Notre Dame and Ivy Tech Community College, to offer “Fronkensteen” film festivals around the state.
Frankenstein Theatrical Production (2018): Did you know Ball State University faculty wrote and produced an original play based on Frankenstein a few years ago? As part of One State / One Story, this incredible work will come to life once again in Muncie.