31 Oct 2018

Of Journeys and Gurneys: Frankenstein in Context

By |2018-09-19T06:43:04-04:00October 31, 2018|Tags: , , |

This event will feature a display of rare and one-of-a kind items from the U.S. Naval Academy’s special collections archive.  The library is unparalleled in its holdings of naval and maritime materials, including many accounts (some lavishly illustrated) of polar and Russian journeys that directly or indirectly influenced Shelley’s frame narrative.  It is also home to several important sources on animal magnetism, mesmerism, and bio-electricity, including Luigi Galvani’s personal, hand-annotated copy of his seminal 1791 book, De Viribus Electricitatis.

A short presentation on the novel’s contexts by St John’s College tutor Louis Petrich, will accompany the display during the noon-hour on 10/31; the book display will be accessible in the days before and after.

If you are interested in attending or learning more, please contact Prof. Noah Comet (comet@usna.edu).  Access to the Naval Academy is not difficult, but there are a few important things to know ahead of time, so you are encouraged to rsvp for those details.

31 Oct 2018

Marathon Live Reading of Frankenstein

By |2018-10-25T10:37:35-04:00October 31, 2018|Tags: , , , |

As part of the international celebration of the 200th birthday of Frankenstein, Ohio University’s Technology and Society Certificate Program, Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, and Alden Library are sponsoring a marathon live reading of the entire novel, to take place from 9:00 am – 9:00 pm Wednesday, Oct. 31 on Alden Library’s 4th floor. 
62 Ohio University students, faculty, and staff will take it in turn to read Frankenstein aloud, and refreshments will be provided throughout the day.  The event is free and open to the public. Costumes encouraged!


27 Oct 2018

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

By |2018-10-16T09:51:47-04:00October 27, 2018|Tags: , , |

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.

25 Oct 2018

“Frankenstein at 200: A Campus Conversation” Conference

By |2018-10-09T09:31:39-04:00October 25, 2018|Tags: , , , |

We hope you can join us at our upcoming UCSB fall conference, “Frankenstein at 200: A Campus Conversation,” to be held on Thursday, October 25th, 2018 in Mosher Alumni House! The conference schedule is available here.

The one-day conference, commemorating the bicentennial of the first edition of Frankenstein and part of international Frankenreads celebrations, will facilitate conversations across the disciplines on the many literary, scientific, ethical, performative, political, technological, and anti/humanistic questions raised by Shelley’s text. In coming together to discuss the text’s legacy, we also hope to think together about how we may best foster interdisciplinary conversations and collaborations on the UCSB campus and beyond.

Many thanks to Dean John Majewski and the College of Letters and Science and the Department of English for their generous support of our conference. Any questions can be directed to ucsbfrankenreads@gmail.com.

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.

24 Oct 2018

Frankenreads Social Media Scavenger Hunt

By |2018-09-27T23:43:22-04:00October 24, 2018|Tags: , , , |

For Adults & Teens
Seven Clues, Seven Winners of a Frankenreads Prize Pack!
Each day the Library will post a clue to ourFacebook/ Twitter page to where Frankenstein’s Monster is reading in the Library.  You find him and take a shelfie with you and the monster and post it as a comment under the clue.  A randomly drawn winner from each day will be posted on October 31. Ask Reference if you have any question about the scavenger hunt.
Frankenreads Prize Pack includes: Candy, 20 free copies/prints, free book from at B2Go Booksale and a one time overdue fines forgiveness up to $5.