2 Nov 2018

CREATURE: A Puppet Frankenstein Adaptation

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Rock & Roll puppetry for adults & brave children.

Find the Facebook event here. Tickets are available here for $18 / $15 matinee.

CREATURE is a 60-minute adaptation of Frankenstein that uses live music, puppetry & projection to tell a story filled with human connection, wretchedness & wonder. This imaginative retelling of Creature’s origin story features a 7-foot-tall Creature, live rock & roll accompaniment, tabletop puppetry, shadow play & projected imagery.

Our adaptation seeks to restore the intelligence, grace & violence with which the novel’s author Mary Shelley originally imbued it. Follow Creature from its birth to its travels through the wilderness where it faces choices that will define it as human or monster.

Supported in part by The Jim Henson Foundation and the Kentucky Arts Council.

AUDIENCE ADVISORY: Contains some violence, both implied & explicit, plus amplified rock music. Suggested for ages 8 & up.

31 Oct 2018

Reading Monsters

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The British Institute of Florence is planning an event for Frankenreads on 31 October that involves young people of middle school and high school age reading parts of the novel aloud, supported by adult members of our dual language community in Florence.

30 Oct 2018

Scholars of the Living Dead

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An Empire State College literature professor will moderate a panel discussion with the director (and others) prior to iTheatre Saratoga’s performance of the Night of the Living Dead. Join us, if you dare!

30 Oct 2018

Frankenstein Lives!

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Students at King School in Stamford, CT celebrate Halloween 2018 by dressing up in their favorite Frankenstein-inspired costume to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s famous novel.  Frankenstein lives!

27 Oct 2018

Do You Dare Create a Frankenstein-Blackout Poetry-Robot?

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With imagination, robotics, and programming, High School students will design Frankenstein inspired robots to select passages from the novel, which will be transformed into Blackout Poetry.  Students will craft their creations with Hummingbird Robotics, Bird Blox tablet based programming, and recycled materials.

**This project was inspired by @Budtheteacher and @KatieHenryDays Metaphor Muse project, exploring poetry with robotics.

27 Oct 2018

Frankenfest: A Celebration of the 200th Anniversary of Frankenstein!

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Join us for a spooky all-ages celebration of the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein!

We will be celebrating with monster themed crafts and snacks, while our favorite version of Frankenstein plays on the big screen. Costumes are encouraged, but not required.

This event is free, open to the public and handicap accessible.

Questions? Contact Lilly at (617) 623-5000 x2961 or lsundell-thomas@minlib.net

24 Oct 2018

“It’s (still) alive!”: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein at 200

By |2018-10-18T15:17:31-04:00October 24, 2018|Tags: , , , |

The Institute for Digital Research in the Humanities at the University of Kansas is creating an interactive exhibition to highlight some of the many digital approaches to reading and interpreting Frankenstein (including maps, literary text analysis, games, archival collections and editions).

This exhibition will be held as part of the Haunting Humanities event organized by the Hall Center for the Humanities on October 24, 2018, from 5pm – 9pm (Central Time) at Abe and Jake’s Landing in Lawrence, KS.

Visit our booth to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein, and learn how the text and its legacy is living on in the digital age and continues to have relevance to our contemporary world.

Frankenstein-related competition and prizes will be provided.

22 Oct 2018


By |2018-10-25T14:12:32-04:00October 22, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

Vanderbilt’s Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy and The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries are pleased to take part in the NEH-funded initiative of the Keats-Shelley Association of America to honor the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus, featuring  a creative writing contest, a one-woman show, a mobile, marathon reading of the full text of the novel at 9 different sites around Vanderbilt’s campus, student digital media projects, and two movie screenings. Details below!

October 22 – 28, 2018  •  Midnight Submission Deadline
In honor of the 200th Anniversary of Mary Shelley’s ghoulish tale, Frankenstein, we are challenging undergraduate and graduate students to write a scary story of their own! In 1-2 pages, respond to one of the Frankenstein-themed writing prompts (found here). Submissions will be accepted between October 22-28th with the top three freakishly Frankensteinian tales announced and awarded prizes at the October 31st reception.

October 28, 2018  •  6:00 pm – 9:00 pm  •  Central Library Reading Room
MARY’S MONSTER  (poster available)
‘Mary’s Monster’ is an original work written and performed by Maggie Lou Rader which explores  a dark night near the end Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s life, when she wrestles with the ghosts of her dead children, her sister, her famous husband, her mother, and Frankenstein, her most famous creation. Death has loomed over her entire life, and now, shovel in hand, she will reckon with it, one way or another.  (MarysMonsterAdvert)

October 31, 2018  •  8:00 am – 10:00 pm*  •  Sites Across Campus
8:00 am       
Readings from ‘Frankenstein’ @ The Commons Lobby
9:00 am       
Readings from ‘Frankenstein’ @ Peabody Library Steps
10:00 am     Readings from ‘Frankenstein’ @ Eskind Library
11:00 am     Readings from ‘Frankenstein’ @ Rand Dining Hall Porch
Noon              Central Library Events – Student exhibits, a ‘Frankenstein’ Rare Books Exhibition (in the Library Community Room), Writing contest winners announcement, and a reception featuring ghoulishly appropriate food and beverages
1:00 pm        Readings from ‘Frankenstein’ @ Benson Science Hall
2:00 pm        Readings from ‘Frankenstein’ @ Kirkland Hall Steps
3:00 pm        Readings from ‘Frankenstein’ @ Kissam Center Patio
4:00 pm        Readings from ‘Frankenstein’ @ Law School Lobby


October 31, 2018  •  6-10 pm  •  Sarratt Student Center 216 & 220
Viewers will see two of the following films: Universal Studio’s 1931 Frankenstein staring Boris Karloff as the monster and Colin Clive as Henry Frankenstein, Mel Brook’s 1974 hilarious Young Frankenstein featuring Peter Boyle as the monster and Gene Wilder as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, or the 2015 modern take on Victor Frankenstein, starring Daniel Radcliffe as Igor and James McAvoy as Victor.

Join us at Sarratt Student Center (Room 216 & 220) to see one or both movies. The first movie begins running promptly at 6.  Feel free to come and go as you please but remember to be courteous and quiet when entering or exiting when the movie is playing. Popcorn and beverages will served throughout the event.