31 Oct 2018

Frankenreads at the U of S

By |2018-10-23T08:39:08-04:00October 31, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Saskatoon Saskatchewan’s Frankenreads at the U of S will include a trivia quiz, scenes from H M Milner’s 1826 play Man and the Monster performed by University of Saskatchewan drama students, and a panel discussion offering perspectives on the novel from the disciplines of Cryobiology, Drama, English literature, and the History of Medicine.

30 Oct 2018

200th Anniversary Celebration of Frankenstein

By |2018-10-15T11:50:32-04:00October 30, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Frankenstein event poster

The Wilkes University English Department invites the public to a celebration of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. The event will feature brief remarks from Dr. Helen H. Davis and Dr. Chad Stanley, followed by a screening of the National Theatre Live Production of Nick Dear’s adaptation Frankenstein. The audience is invited to stay for an open discussion of the play. The event will be held in the ballroom of the Henry Student Center. Doors open at 5:00. The event begins at 5:30.

25 Oct 2018

Book Discussion Group

By |2018-08-08T11:05:47-04:00October 25, 2018|Tags: |

We will discuss the book Frankenstein with others who’ve read it for the program.

22 Oct 2018

Frankenstein at 200

By |2018-09-27T23:42:58-04:00October 22, 2018|Tags: , , , |

In 1818, Mary Shelley released her fabled Monster and his conflicted creator on an unsuspecting world.  Two hundred years later, Frankenstein continues to fascinate, frighten, and move us.  Celebrate this milestone by learning a little bit more about the novel’s origins and legacy as you listen in on, and contribute to, a conversation with some local Franken-philes.  All this, plus a free screening of the very first film adaptation of the story, a long-lost 1910 silent classic by Thomas Edison’s production company!  This event is free and open to the public, and there’s no registration necessary.

18 Oct 2017

Frankenstein and Genetics: Editing Bodies, Editing Texts

By |2017-10-16T16:39:20-04:00October 18, 2017|Tags: , |

Prof. Elisa Beshero-Bondar (English), and Prof. Olivia Long (Biochemistry) each discuss Frankenstein and genetic editing from the points of view of digital literary studies and the field of human genetics. Each faculty member will speak for 20 minutes, followed by a period of discussion and debate. Prof. Beshero-Bondar’s work on the Pittsburgh Bicentennial Frankenstein Project is to illuminate with computational methods the genetic story of this novel–how much its characters and language changed from its inception in the manuscript notebooks digitized by the Shelley-Godwin Archive to the forms it took in publication. She will also address how the body of the Frankenstein novel has posed a challenge for digital representation since the inception of the worldwide web in the 1990s.  Professor Long will speak of gene editing and a brand new technology called “Crisper” which is essentially being expounded as the “Frankenstein” of science, and how our response to the editing of human bodies may be rooted in the Frankenstein novel and cultural percetions of it. Following the two presentations, the presenters and students will engage in faculty-moderated discussion of a full range of issues associated with textual and human genetics.