MWCC Humanities Project Continues with “Girls & Their Ghost Stories” at Athol Public Library


Mount Wachusett Community College’s Humanities Project continues with “Girls and Their Ghost Stories: Feminism, Philosophy, and Frankenstein,” a free lecture and discussion taking place Thursday, March 24 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Athol Public Library.

The theme of this year’s MWCC Humanities Project, “Myths, Monsters, and Modern Science: Frankenstein’s Legacy,” takes an in-depth look at Mary Shelley’s 200-year-old novel Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus, and its impact in the modern era.

How did Shelley, the daughter of radical thinkers Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin produce, at age 18, the best known Gothic tale of all time? MWCC Assistant Professor of Philosophy Daniel Soucy and Shelley Errington Nicholson, director of community learning at MWCC and an adjunct instructor at MWCC and Springfield College, will discuss the philosophical and political climate that influenced the writing of this classic novel.

The event is sponsored through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and is free and open to the public. For more information, visit