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Frankenreads Q&A: University of Lincoln

As October 31st approaches, we hope you’re getting excited about Frankenreads. Here’s a Q&A with Eleanor Bryan – she tells us more about the event at the University of Lincoln. Want to share details of your Frankenreads event? Get in touch! What made you want to participate in Frankenreads, and what do you think is the relevance of Mary Shelley’s iconic novel today? The inevitable and unst . . .
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Frankenreads Q&A: Cardiff University and Keats House

We continue our Frankenreads Q&A series today by presenting an interview with Dr Anna Mercer, speaker at Frankenreads at Cardiff University, and co-organiser of the Keats House event. The ‘Frankenfest’ at Cardiff University will include a screening of the 2017 film, Mary Shelley, followed by information on the Shelleys’ manuscripts, and celebrations at Keats House will include readings from the . . .
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Frankenstein Festival in Matlock Bath

This post is the first in a new series that aims to spotlight Romantic locations that are, perhaps, ‘off the beaten path’.  In this post, we visit Matlock Bath in Derbyshire, England. Matlock Bath’s origins are in the lead mining industry, which peaked in the 17th century, but the town gained popularity for its thermal springs and spa waters in the late 18th century.  The disused lead mines’ transition in . . .
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K-SAA Panel and K-SAA Annual Awards Dinner at MLA, Chicago

We hope you’re looking forward to the MLA Annual Convention in Chicago! The K-SAA’s panel, ‘Masks of Anarchy Now: Sites of Struggle’ will take place on Saturday 5 January, 5:15-6:30pm at Columbus CD (Hyatt Regency). Presentations: ‘Improvisation is a Human Right’, Julie Ann Carlson (U of California, Santa Barbara) ‘#MeToo: Mary Shelley’s The Last Man, Gender, and the Po . . .
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Frankenreads Q&A: University of Tokyo

We continue the Frankenreads Q&A series today by presenting an interview with Professor Nahoko Miyamoto Alvey, organizer of Frankenreads at The University of Tokyo.  The University of Tokyo’s Frankenreads schedule includes a public lecture on the ‘Power of Language and Power of Science: Celebrating the 200th Anniversary of Frankenstein‘ to be held on November 16.  Sophia University Tokyo is also . . .
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Frankenreads Q & A, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

We continue the Frankenreads Q & A series today with a conversation with Assistant Professor Laura R. Kremmel at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, who has organized a series of unique Frankenstein celebrations this month, for both the campus and the local community in Rapid City, SD! Follow her students as they tweet about the events throughout October,  @TheMinesFranken.  What made you want to par . . .
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Reminder: Carl H. Pforzheimer Jr. Research Grants, Deadline 1 Nov

A reminder that the deadline for these awards is approaching.  The Keats-Shelley Association of America will once again award two Carl H. Pforzheimer Jr. Research Grants, each worth $3,000, to advanced graduate students, untenured faculty, or independent scholars.  The purpose of the Grants is to defray travel expenses incurred in pursuing archival and/or special-collections research related to British Romanticism an . . .
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Louisa Albani on ‘Mary Shelley’s Lost Story’ and her upcoming exhibition

The following blog post is by Louisa Albani: artist, educator, and independent publisher. Her new exhibition and pamphlet celebrate the 20th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Maurice or the Fisher’s Cot. Do you know the tale behind this fascinating manuscript? Read more below… and if you’re in London this October, you can visit the exhibition at Keats House. Mary Shelley’s Lost . . .
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Frankenreads Q & A, University of San Francisco

We continue the Frankenreads Q & A series today by presenting an interview with Omar F. Miranda, Assistant Professor of English, one of the organizers of Frankenreads at the University of San Francisco. Events at USF will kick off on October 18th, with an exhibit in the Donahue Rare Book Library, and continue with interdisciplinary panel discussions October 18th & 25th, and conclude on Halloween with a live r . . .
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Wordsworth Summer Conference: Bruce Graver on Peggy Webling’s ‘Frankenstein’

Bruce Graver (Providence College) reflects on his Wordsworth Summer Conference presentation with Dorian Gieseler Greenbaum (University of Wales Trinity St David) on Peggy Webling’s stage adaptation of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s Frankenstein.  Webling, the great-grand aunt of Greenbaum, was the first woman to adapt Frankenstein for the stage.  In this conference Q&A with Communications Fellow Amanda . . .
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