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.

30 Oct 2018

A Night at the Villa Diodati and the Birth of Frankenstein

By |2018-09-24T16:09:16-04:00October 30, 2018|Tags: , , , |

A double bill of horror, enchantment, music and poetry

During a ‘wet, ungenial summer’ of 1816 on Lake Geneva in 1816, Percy and Mary Shelley found themselves confined for days in Villa Diodati with Lord Byron, John Polidori and Claire Clairmont. Sitting by the fireplace, the group would amuse themselves with a book of German ‘ghost stories’ translated into French and entitled Fantasmagoriana. Byron then challenged the group to write their own stories. Although Mary Shelley initially struggled for inspiration her story would become the literary masterpiece Frankenstein, published 200 years ago this year.

A double bill event begins with an exploration of Fantasmagoriana and powerful influence it held over those readers. The second half is devoted to a performed reading of the long poem Villa Diodati by leading British poet Andrew Mitchell, to live music accompaniment and illustrations.

30 Oct 2018


By |2018-10-25T17:28:01-04:00October 30, 2018|Tags: , , , |

Undergraduate students from the Department of British Literature and Culture at the University of Łódź  are organising a reading of passages from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (in Polish and in English) to commemorate this bicentenary year of the publication of the novel.

The reading will be interspersed with informal presentations on Mary Shelley, her life and the afterlife of Frankenstein.

You are welcome join us any time between 7 – 9 pm on Tuesday, the 30th of October 2018, in room -34, to read, listen to and enjoy this extraordinary literary work.

Poster design: Maciej Śniegucki

Organising committee: Marysia Durys, Agnieszka Jagła, Karolina Kordala, Weronika Smędzik, Gaja Staroń

26 Oct 2018

“Corrected and Augmented… in Many Places”: The Shelleys and the Creation of the Frankenstein Manuscript

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A lecture on the fascinating history of the creation and transformation of the manuscript of Mary Shelley’s great novel by Zubair Amir, Associate Professor of English Language and Literature at Benedictine University

Event Venue: Seybert Hall Lounge, 208 North Loomis St. Naperville, IL 60540

25 Nov 2017

Shelley Frankenstein Festival – Shelley’s Heart

By |2017-09-27T18:58:47-04:00November 25, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Shelley’s Heart

Celebrate the 200’s Anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein at the theatre.  Inspired by Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, Shelley’s Heart is an interactive play by five time Emmy nominated writer Bradford Gyori. Using smart phones and good ol’ fashioned paper-notes, you control which characters narrate and send messages from beyond the grave. The story centres on Mary, a modern Goth girl, who insists the ghost of Percy Shelley has fathered her unborn child. When the baby stops moving, Mary asks her friends, John and Byron, to help save it. The three try to track down her phantom lover in St. Peter’s churchyard but are soon confronted by immortal figments of Mary Shelley’s fevered imagination.

For more information and to book your tickets -.https://shelleyfrankfest.org/2017/03/23/2017-theatre-shelleys-heart/