IUP Libraries Presents “Into The Archives: Monsters and Mischief”

Posted on 10/24/2019 1:18:56 PM

Danse Macabre

(Image from The English Dance of Death, vol. 1, 1816)

All are welcome to join us at the IUP Libraries for “Into the Archives: Monsters and Mischief,” a rare book showcase which explores the ways in which monsters have fascinated readers in literature and how these representations have shifted and evolved within our culture.

Highlighted texts include Dracula, Interview with a Vampire, Frankenstein, and many more. The newest addition to the IUP Special Collections, An Historical Essay concerning Witchcraft (1720) will be shown for the first time. 

The program will also feature discussions by doctoral candidate Marquel Sherry, professor of English Michael Williamson, and Special Collections Librarian Harrison Wick about how these texts have been influential in popular culture.

The event will be held Thursday, October 31, at 4:30 p.m. on the second floor of the Stapleton Library in the Norma A. Beaumont Alcove. 

In celebration of Halloween, costumes are welcome.