2 Dec 2018

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

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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.
 

					
14 Nov 2018

Jornada internacional: «It Was on a Dreary Night of November»: Doscientos Años de Frankestein (1818-2018)

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La celebración de esta Jornada tiene como objetivo contextualizar la obra de Mary Shelley en el momento de su publicación – dentro del marco de los avances científicos y tecnológicos de la época, así como el socio-político, filosófico y cultural – y prestar atención a la vigencia de la que ha disfrutado a lo largo de estos dos siglos de existencia, en la que FRANKENSTEIN sigue invitando al público lector a plantearse numerosas cuestiones éticas frene a los continuos avance de la ciencia y la tecnología. Asimismo, es también objetivo de esta Jornada el prestar atención a los diversos enfoques teóricos que se han utilizado para analizar la obra de Mary Shelley y para implementarlos en la metodología docente.

Entrada libre hasta completar aforo. Se ha solicitado el reconocimiento de 1 crédito de formación complementaria para determinadas tiulaciones, en cuyo caso será necesaria realizar la inscripción enviando un correo electrónico a la profesora Margarita Carretero González (carreter@ugr.es).

9 Nov 2018

The Body of Frankenstein: A One Day Anatomy

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2018.11.09: The Body of Frankenstein: A One-Day Anatomy

This one-day symposium serves as the scholarly centerpiece of the University of Maryland’s FrankenTerps celebration of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

Each of the symposium’s four sessions (Revolution, Media, Science, and Kinship) will bring regional scholars from the greater Washington metropolitan area into conversation with nationally recognized leaders in the field.

Confirmed speakers include David Clark (McMaster University), Sonia Hofkosh (Tufts University), Jaques Khalip (Brown University), Yoon Sun Lee (Wellesly University), Samuel Otter (Berkeley University), and Vivasvan Son (Northwestern University).

31 Oct 2018

#Frankenreads x QMUL – Celebrate 200 years of Frankenstein on Halloween

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Film screening, fancy dress lecture and Halloween Monster Mingle

Wednesday 31 October 2018 | ArtsTwo | 5-9pm | Free

Book online here

The School of English & Drama at QMUL mark the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein” in suitably scary style on Halloween. Join us for a screening of early Frankenstein films and a fancy dress lecture, followed by some scary socialising.

Frankenscreening:  Frankenstein‘s dreams of cinema

Film and Drama Studio, ArtsTwo, 17:00-18:00

Dr. Matthew Ingleby

Frankenstein is haunted by cinema – even though film was still to be invented in 1818.  The monster, who assumes life through the mediation of electricity, first learns about human relations by watching them from a distance –  like a cinema-goer, mutely gazing at the beautiful agents before him. This talk will explore the cinematic aspects of Frankenstein, its spectral gestures towards film technology and the cinematographic versions of Shelley’s novel.

 

Fancy Dress Frankenstein Lecture

ArtsTwo Lecture Theatre, 18:00-19:00

Dr. Shahidha Bari

Frankenstein, published in 1818, is one of the greatest Gothic novels and the earliest example of science fiction. It’s always been a novel that is ahead of its time, toying with ideas of early feminism, globalisation, and exploring nineteenth century developments in science.  It also anticipates the ethical questions of modern medicine and technology, daring to imagine the future.  As advances in AI and prosthetic technology transform our ideas of the human, Dr. Shahidha Bari asks how does Mary Shelley’s fantasy of creation stand up against modern science?

 

Monster Munch Mingling, 7-8pm

ArtsTwo, Lobby for drinks and snacks.  

31 Oct 2018

Live Pitch : Frankenstein Reimagined

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Join BA (Hons) Media Production students from Bournemouth University at the Frankenstein Unbound conference at St Peter’s Church, Bournemouth, UK to hear a selection of production ideas for the audio adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818) in the Shelley family’s final resting place. Final productions broadcast on BIRSt.co.uk in December 2018.

31 Oct 2018

“Frost and desolation”: Athabasca U Frankenreads in Edmonton

By |2018-10-27T11:51:36-04:00October 31, 2018|Tags: , |

Amidst frost and desolation, amidst the everlasting ices of the north — that is, in Edmonton, Alberta — Athabasca University, Canada’s open university, will host a multi-disciplinary, multimedia symposium on Frankenstein, as part of the worldwide Frankenreads event happening on Hallowe’en 2018.

Where? The Matrix Hotel, Edmonton.

When? 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Oct. 31, 2018.

Please RSVP here to attend in-person or online via live stream. This event is free and open to the public.

(If you can attend in person, we encourage you to attend in costume 🙂

Schedule of proceedings:

10:00-10:25 – Arrivals & coffee set to a multimedia prelude, Canadian Frankensteins, mixed by Dr Mark A. McCutcheon (AU Frankenreads organizer, Professor of Literary Studies, & author of The Medium Is the Monster)

10:25 – Welcoming remarks by Dr McCutcheon

10:30-10:45 – – Dr Paul Kellogg (Chair of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies & Associate Professor of Integrated Studies): “The social construction of ‘monsters’ — from Frankenstein to Donald Trump”

10:45-11:00 – Dr Jolene Armstrong (President of the Athabasca U Faculty Association & Associate Professor of English): “‘It was the secrets of heaven and earth that I desired to learn’: Negotiating liminality in the Netflix series The Frankenstein Chronicles

11:00-11:15 – Dr Angie Abdou (Associate Professor of Creative Writing and author of Home Ice and In Case I Go): “Sorcery Meets Science: The Frankenpheme in Andrew Pyper’s The Only Child

11:15-11:30 – Dr Mark A. McCutcheon: “Mary Shelley, Marshall McLuhan, and the discourse of technology”

11:30-12:00 – Question & Answer period

12:00 – 1:00 – Postlude: a lunchtime Frankenreads Halloween DJ mix, which might sound a bit like this:

31 Oct 2018

Frankenstein Unbound International Conference

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In 1849, Mary Shelley and Percy Shelley’s heart were brought to the graveyard of St. Peter’s Church in Bournemouth, where they were buried with the remains of Mary Shelley’s parents Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin.

In 2018, Arts University Bournemouth and St Peter’s Church, in association with Bournemouth University, celebrate the bicentenary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s most famous work Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus (1818) as part of the Shelley Frankenstein Festival.  The academic conference, located at this unique venue, will offer new and re-situated perspectives on Mary Shelley, her family and circle, and her most famous work. We are pleased to acknowledge colleagues at Bournemouth University for their organisational support.

With papers from speakers all around the world, this is truly an interdisciplinary and international event covering everything from medicine to politics, literature to film, architecture to robots.

31 Oct 2018

Frankenread@DISTU. I suoni del romanzo

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Romanzo “parlato” per eccellenza -eseguito come un raffinato esercizio di persuasione dei vari narratori, le cui voci emergono in un panorama acustico complesso e affascinante fatto di musica, voci, suoni e varie evocazioni uditive- Frankenstein rappresenta l’apice del complesso sistema estetico multimodale tipico del Romanticismo inglese, un vero panorama acustico che lentamente riemerge a fianco della bidimensionalità della pagina scritta, in cui la voce e l’orecchio entrano in dialogo, talvolta in conflitto, con l’occhio e la visione.

Frankenread@DISTU. I suoni del romanzo, un evento organizzato dal Dipartimento DISTU per celebrare il bicentenario della pubblicazione del romanzo di Mary Shelley, si terrà nell’Aula Magna di San Carlo il 31 ottobre 2018. La mattina verrà dedicata alla lettura di passi scelti del romanzo di Mary Shelley, effettuata a più voci con l’aiuto degli studenti delle scuole di Viterbo,  i docenti e il pubblico. Nel pomeriggio seguirà la visione guidata di spezzoni significativi tratti da vari adattamenti filmici e rappresentazioni teatrali ispirate a Frankenstein. L’intera giornata sarà preparata attraverso una serie di incontri e lezioni universitarie a tema che si terranno nel mese di ottobre 2018.

Tutte le attività previste sono a ingresso libero. I gruppi di oltre 10 persone sono pregati di prendere appuntamento almeno 15 giorni lavorativi prima dell’evento con l’organizzatrice a fsaggini@unitus.it .

31 Oct 2018

Frankenstein at 200

By |2018-10-18T10:33:16-04:00October 31, 2018|Tags: , , |

In celebration of the bi-centenary of the publication of the first edition of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, the University of Lincoln is holding a public event, to which all are welcome.

The morning session (10am-1pm) comprises a programme of papers, with questions from the audience.

The afternoon session (2-4pm) comprises a work in progress performance by Chamelon 53, followed by a Round Table discussion (with audience participation) titled ‘Frankenstein’s Relevance to the C21st’, chaired by Professor Lucie Armitt (University of Lincoln).

 

Programme of Papers:

Prof. Mark Jancovich (University of East Anglia): ‘Frankenstein’s Hideous Progeny: Science Fiction, Horror and Political Discourse.’

Eleanor Bryan (University of Lincoln) ‘Hideous Progenies: Reimagining Frankenstein’s monster’

Lauren Christie (University of Dundee): ‘Monstrous Legacies: Literary Adaptations of Frankenstein for Young Readers’

Dr Kelly Jones (University of Lincoln) ‘Adaptations of monstrous “liveness” in contemporary theatrical representations of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein’

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