22 Oct 2018


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Join us for the following events to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the first publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein! All events are free and open to the campus community! We welcome all visitors!




Monday, October 22nd, 2018, Time: 10-18, First Floor


10:00, Room 110

Franken-robots will be designed by students and visitors. Materials used for the design will be various devices and gadgets, electrical wires, valves, shafts, diodes, chips and other. The workshop will try to demystify the border delineating a human interference in a robot-like machine-making.

Supervisor: Ilija Ječmenica

10:00, Room 114

Franken-book covers will be designed by students and visitors in the workshop. The workshop will explore the idea of what defines the relationship between technology and humanity, related to phenomenon of ‘Frankenstein‘. The outcomes will include solutions in vector and software bitmap graphics (Photoshop, Illustrator, Corel Draw).

Supervisor: Mijodrag Tutunović

10:00, Room 114

Franken-IT workshop will deal with WEB and animation design. Computer arts solutions (video, video game) will also be included. All events and resources of the project will be available on the website www.vstss.com/frankenreads

Supervisor: Nemanja Ćosović


Materials and computers for the workshop are provided. All visitors are welcome to participate. All models will be displayed on the Frankenbition & arts exhibition the next day.



Wednesday, October 24th, 2018, TCC Hall, First Floor, Time: 17:00

Frankenbition – Opening of the exhibit of miscellaneous art and design artefacts (book covers, comics, posters) entitled Frankenbition designed by TCC students and visitors, inspired by Mary Shelley’s novel. Computer arts and solutions and robots will also be included. The exhibition will present the works exploring the idea of what defines the relationship between technology and humanity.

Supervisor: Đorđe Popović


Frankenstein 200 years after: a question of authorship – A dramatic enactment of an imaginary interview with Mary Shelley on the success of her novel. Dramatization in English, with students actors in 18th century scene and costume.

Starring: Vanja Čolović and Đorđe Kalojević

Styling and costume: Kristina Bojanović

Supervisor: Vesna Petrović


Frankenmusic – live music performance of modern music, inspired by science-fiction or with technological elements.

Performing: music duo IN BETWEEN

Supervisor: Ivana Krsmanović



Thursday, October 25th, 2018, Room 112, Time: 10:00


’Mary Shelley as a Myth-Maker: L’écriture féminine Re-visiting the genre’

(Lecturer: Ivana Krsmanović, professor of applied studies, PhD in English Romanticism)

A lecture will be illustrated by a set of photographs of Mary Shelley, paper clips and manuscript of the novel by a video projector. A follow-up: a panel discussion. Join us for enthusiastic discussions of the novel!


Public reading of ‘Frankenstein’ Room 112, Time: 11:00

Join the event of public reading of Mary Shelley’s classic!




Organized and sponsored by ENGLIT

Special thanks to all PARTNERS

22 Oct 2018

Online Exhibition: Frankenstein and the Arctic

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This exhibition will showcase images, texts, and videos related to the Arctic setting of Frankenstein, and contextualize these materials as a part of developing new awareness of the significance of this setting. The main curators of the exhibition are Dr. Jamie Callison and Dr. Andrew McKendry, and it is hosted by the Nord University Library.

22 Oct 2018


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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.

12 Oct 2018

Franken Fest

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Spend an adult-only night out celebrating the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein”. Sip experiment-inspired cocktails from our full bar and enjoy a delicious, free liquid nitrogen ice cream with mix-ins from Sweet Science.

2 Oct 2018

Monster Tech

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It’s a Frankenstein celebration! Come to one program or come to all.  Each week will have a different activity, such as 3D printing monster pieces, coding with Sphero SPRK+, or designing your own monster character with Bloxels.

1 Oct 2018

One Book One Belmont

By |2018-10-30T16:14:12-04:00October 1, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

One Book One Belmont and the celebration of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein kick off next Thursday, October 4th with two events: a special popup “Franken-library” at the Farmers’ Market from 2pm to 5pm, and a free film screening at the Belmont Studio Cinema at 6:30pm.

In honor of the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein, a work that many credit with creating the science fiction genre, the library will be hosting programs and activities throughout the month that highlight the extraordinary nature of Frankenstein and the nineteen-year-old who wrote it. Visit the popup “Franken-library” at the Farmers’ Market Community Tent to hear about and sign up for activities throughout the month, including an art exhibit at the library, a guided tour of the MGH Museum of Medical History, a discussion on the burgeoning Chinese science fiction genre led by Dr. Jianbin Yao in Chinese, and a Frankenstein-themed escape room.

Also on October 4th, join fellow Belmontonians – and special guest, Frankenstein’s Monster – for a free screening of Mel Brooks’ cult classic comedic take on Frankenstein, starring Gene Wilder as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, Marty Feldman as Igor, and Cloris Leachman as Frau Blücher. The Belmont Studio Cinema will be hosting the screening, starting at 6:30pm.

The Library will end its month long celebration on the evening Thursday, November 1st at the Beech Street Center with biographer Charlotte Gordon, author of Romantic Outlaws: The extraordinary lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and her daughter Mary Shelley. Gordon will discuss Wollstonecraft’s influence on Shelley, as well as how the two “broke from the strictures that governed women’s conduct not once but time and again, profoundly challenging the moral code of the day.”

One Book One Belmont 2018 is supported by the Friends of the Belmont Public Library and the following co-sponsors: Belmont Against Racism, Belmont Books, Belmont Chinese American Association, Belmont Citizen-Herald and WickedLocal Belmont, Belmont Food Collaborative, Belmont Gallery of Art, Belmont Garden Club, Belmont Historical Society, Belmont Library Foundation, Belmont Media Center, Belmont Studio Cinema, Council on Aging, Department of Public Works, and Human Rights Commission.

Please visit onebookonebelmont.com, ask one of the library’s reference staff, or call 617-993-2870 for more information.

1 May 2018

Deep Humanities Symposium and Student Poster Session

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Silicon Valley’s tech titans have not only dazzled us with their brilliant technological inventions and innovations, but also captivated us with their idealistic talk of social justice and utopian visions of a brave new world.  For decades, the immense economic, political, and cultural power of Silicon Valley has gone largely unquestioned, but is it the answer to humanity’s problems or a threat to humanity as we know it?

Often, the Humanities and Arts are reduced to “soft skills,” “business ethics” and “product design” while humanistic traditions of creativity and contemplation are appropriated to boost productivity and profit. But as technology changes what it means and how it means to be human, we need to redefine H&A’s relationship to tech and integrate/embed the Humanities/Arts deeply into every aspect of tech.  Paralleling the notion of deep learning in computer science, the concept of Deep Humanities deals with the deep structures of culture, communication, and interpretation, networks of affect, belief and bias, representations of cognition and consciousness, as well as theoretical models of ethics, aesthetics, and humanism.  As such, “Deep Humanities and Deep Arts” aims to bring our cumulative accumulated knowledge about the practice of being human to engage the urgent issues raised by emerging technologies and the tech industry.

Join us for two panel discussions, filled with ethicists, scientists, a New York Times Bestselling author, and many others.  While we also take a break between panels to engage with students in a poster session where students present their research.

Free and open to all.

15 Feb 2018

Screening and Panel Discussion, Bride of Frankenstein

By |2018-01-17T16:23:42-05:00February 15, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

To mark the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s  Frankenstein, the Ohio University Technology and Society Certificate Program will sponsor a screening of James Whale’s 1935 film Bride of Frankenstein. The event includes a panel discussion of Frankenstein and its importance to science and culture in the 21st century.

26 Jan 2018

Frankenstein at 200: A Conversation

By |2018-01-24T16:37:50-05:00January 26, 2018|Tags: , , , , |

Join us on Friday, January 26th, at 6 pm for a conversation with professors and graduate students in the University of Pennsylvania English department to celebrate the bicentennial of the publication of Mary Shelley’s classic novel “Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus.”

On the panel will be Dr. Michael Gamer, Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania; Eric Alan Weinstein, coordinator of The Unbinding Prometheus Project and the Penn Shelley Seminar; Travis Lau and Mark Firmani, PhD candidates at UPenn.

These scholars will present and discuss the many lives of this 200-year-old book, from a history of medicine and science perspective, tying neatly into the Frankenstein/Dracula exhibit at the Rosenbach Institute; to digital versions of Frankenstein and its long history as a digital text, starting with critical digital humanities research done here at UPenn; and Ahmad Saadawi’s novel “Frankenstein in Baghdad,” newly translated from Arabic. And of course, your questions!