RAC - Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Reading Across Campus 2017-2018 Announced

The Reading Across Campus Program Committee is pleased to announce the Academic Year 2017-2018 common reading text:
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a novel written by English author Mary Shelley that tells the story of Victor Frankenstein, a young scientist who creates a grotesque but sapient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was 18, and the first edition of the novel was published anonymously in London in 1818, when she was 20. Her name first appeared on the second edition, published in France in 1823.[1]
Frankenstein is widely available in many editions and formats, including multiple versions freely accessible through the AUD Library’s e-resources, so if you are looking for a good summer read, be sure to check out this classic work of speculative fiction. We look forward to many opportunities to discuss Mary Shelley’s novel in the coming academic year!
The Reading Across Campus program seeks to engage the university community in an ongoing, intellectually stimulating dialogue centered on a book that the entire campus is invited to read.
Periodic events related to the common reading are held throughout the year, and all members of the campus community - faculty, staff, and students - are encouraged to find creative ways to integrate the book’s central themes into relevant course content and other areas of campus life.
This is an exciting opportunity to develop a stronger sense of community and intellectual engagement across campus, as well as to further distinguish AUD as a leading innovator among educational institutions in the Gulf Region and beyond.
The Committee chooses the common reading text based on the AUD community’s submissions, with the following criteria in mind for a successful choice: the text needs to be accessible to all, rigorous and challenging, cross-disciplinary, value-oriented, and relevant.

[1] Frankenstein. (2017, April 15). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 06:42, April 19, 2017, from