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‘Frankenstein’ Readathon at Ramapo College Celebrates 200th Anniversary of Novel

(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)October 11, 2018

MAHWAH, N.J. – To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the Center for British Studies and the First-Year Students program at Ramapo College of New Jersey will be holding a day-long readathon of the novel on October 31 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the York Room of the Birch Mansion on campus.

The selected readers, comprised of Ramapo College faculty, staff and students will be reading the 1818 edition of the novel — not the more readily available 1831 edition.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Professor of Literature Eric Daffron at or at 201-684-7835.

The anniversary will be further recognized in November with a stage production of Frankenstein presented in the Sharp Theater in the College’s Berrie Center for Performing and Visual Arts (adaptation by Patrick Sandford; directed by Megan Callahan).

Show dates for the stage production are November 9-10-11-15-16-17, 8-10 p.m. Ticket prices for all shows are $5 for Ramapo Students, $15 General Admission. For more information, visit



About Ramapo College

Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The comprehensive college is situated among the beautiful Ramapo Mountains, is within commuting distance to New York City, was named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and boasts the best on-campus housing in New Jersey per

Ramapo College provides its students with individualized attention, mentorship, and supports; hands-on learning; and a range of opportunities for service and leadership development. Its graduation and retention rates exceed national averages and it places approximately 1,000 students per year in internships in New York City. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice; is recognized as the state’s top college on the list of Best Disability Schools by Great Value Colleges; is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools; and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others.  

Ramapo College’s over 40,000 alumni are the confident, intellectually curious, self-aware, and humble people who are highly sought after and who make a positive impact at local, national, and global levels.  Ramapo College is distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by Every student at Ramapo is enrolled in its unique and award winning Pathways Program which equips and empowers students, across the continuum of their academic career, to secure internships, pursue graduate/professional school, and/or enter the job market. 

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Applied Mathematics, Business Administration, Contemporary Instructional Design, Computer Science, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a Doctor of Nursing Practice.


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