2 Dec 2018

Mary Shelley & Frankenstein: from the past up to the present

By |2018-10-30T08:56:57-04:00December 2, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Since 1818, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein haunts the imagination of man. 
Come and participate in our full day event and discuss how this literary work has become an icon in the most diverse spheres of the Arts.
Your presence and ideas are valuable to our debate on Frankenstein. 
In addition, a book will be published to keep the memory of such special for the literary historiography: 200 years of Frankenstein. 
After all, Shelley and her creature are more alive than ever.

31 Oct 2018

Frankenreads – Live Reading and Podcast

By |2018-10-10T09:15:39-04:00October 31, 2018|Tags: |

Western University students and faculty read all of the 1818 Frankenstein aloud.  One break will include music from an original opera, “The Maker”, based on the Frankenstein story and co-written by Aaron Joseph Lee and Monika Lee.

There is free parking at Brescia University College and the event will be held in the Oak Room, Ursuline Hall from 3 p.m. until late.

27 Oct 2018

Frankenreads at UW

By |2018-09-27T23:42:07-04:00October 27, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

Celebrate the bicentenary of Mary Shelley’s classic novel, Frankenstein! Join us for a morning of lightning talks given by UW faculty, graduate students, and members of our Seattle community about the author, the text, and its afterlife. Topics include: Mary Shelley and Her Legacy, Adapting Frankenstein for the Stage, Women’s Writing and Publishing in the Romantic Era, Frankenstein and The Classics, Science in the City, Frankenstein of 1790, and more! You’ll also have the chance to share your favorite lines, draw your interpretation of the monster, watch Frankenstein film adaptations, and take a photo in our Frankenreads photobooth!

This event is free and open to all. Coffee, tea, and muffins provided.

26 Oct 2018

It’s Alive! The Legacy of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in Popular Fiction

By |2018-10-09T09:38:24-04:00October 26, 2018|Tags: , , |

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus Linnaeus University in Växjö Sweden has organised two thrilling events for “Frankenweek”.

The celebration starts at Wednesday with lunch lectures on the topic Frankenstein and feminism. The event will be held at The University Library, Linnaeus University, Växjö on 24 October 2018 from 11:45 am – 1:00 pm.

At Friday we continue the celebration with a panel discussion about the legacy of Mary Shelleys Frankenstein in contemporary popular fiction. The event will be held at Kafé de Luxe, Sandgärdsgatan 17-19, Växjö on 26 October 2018 from 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm.

The events are open to all public and you are most welcome!

21 Oct 2018

Horror/Sci-Fi Literary Open Mic Night

By |2018-10-08T01:05:50-04:00October 21, 2018|Tags: , , |

Join in the FrankenFest200 fun for a literary open mic night celebrating the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

Prepare a poem or flash fiction piece to share.

Theme: Horror & Science Fiction (broadly interpreted!)

Not a writer yourself, but want to participate? No problem!!! Share an interpretation of a work by another poet or author.

Please limit each piece to 4 minutes.

Why Science Fiction? Isn’t Frankenstein a Horror Story?

While it is true that Mary Shelley’s most famous work, Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus explores themes of gothic horror, the mad scientist, and the responsibility of creation, did you know that Mary Shelley is often considered the mother of science fiction? Her novels were the first of their kind to use science fact of the day to create science fiction involving technical achievements beyond those possible at the time.

All Ages. Full menu is available for purchase.
Sponsored by the Kickstand Cafe, Arlington. A FrankenFest200 in Arlington event.