This year's Common Literature book is Frankenstein, the 1818 edition by Marry Wollstonecraft Shelley.
Frankenstein, a classic work of science fiction, often brings to mind Boris Karloffs character in the 1931 film, or the green-tinged monster masks worn for Halloween. The book, however, always surprises those who think they know the story. It is a thought-provoking tale that examines education, knowledge, society, and, ultimately, what it means to be human.
The public is welcome to join first-year students in attending the Common Literature Convocation and listening to Dr. Brian McCuskey of the USU English department and Dr. Charlie Huenemann of the USU Philosophy department. This year's convocation will also be broadcast live at http://aggiecast.usu.edu.