This Halloween celebrated the culmination of a year-long celebration of Mary Shelley’s classic novel Frankenstein. Arguably the inventor of the science fiction genre, Shelley’s tale of creation and destruction still resonates two hundred years later. The Lehigh University English department teamed up with the Bethlehem Area Public Library, ArtsQuest, the Health Medicine and Society Program, and the Center for Community Engagement to host a variety of discussions and movie “talk-backs” to bring Shelley’s creature to […]
October 27th marked the second meeting of the Gothic Reading Group. Of course, fall is the perfect time to be diving into the haunted material usually associated with the gothic. However, the group took a different turn for this month’s reading. Instead of diving into Frankenstein, Dracula, or other traditional texts, we took a trip to the past and found ourselves face-to-face with the stories that haunted us as children. Nope, it’s not Goosebumps. Our […]
We here at Drown Unbound want to take some time to focus on the environment at Lehigh, the atmosphere, and the physical places that make up the identity and every day lives of our graduate students. Basically, we hope to examine the spaces we love to be in– to talk, to read, to write, and to connect– and to reflect on the impact these spaces can have on us.