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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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Frankenreads Q&A: University of Minnesota

We continue the Frankenreads Q&A series today by presenting an interview with Communications Associate Terri Sutton on behalf of Professor Andrew Elfenbein, organizer of Frankenreads at the University of Minnesota.  The University of Minnesota’s series of Frankenreads events kicks off today, 25 September, with a discussion of early film adaptations of Victor Frankenstein’s creature. What made you want . . .
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Frankenreads Q&A: Harvard University

We continue the Frankenreads Q&A series today by presenting interviews with Professor Deidre Lynch and Leslie A. Morris, organizers of Frankenreads at Harvard University. The first interview is with Deidre Lynch, Ernest Bernbaum Professor of Literature at Harvard University. What made you want to participate in Frankenreads, and what do you think is the relevance of Mary Shelley’s iconic novel today? It’s g . . .
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Frankenreads at American University

We continue to spotlight Frankenreads events today by presenting information provided by Professor Richard C. Sha, organizer of Frankenreads at American University.  Professor Sha comments: ‘We are participating in Frankenreads to help keep the legacy of the Romantics alive for future generations’. The following excerpts are taken with permission from Professor Sha’s blog post, ‘Why Frankenste . . .
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Elizabeth Denlinger on Picturing Frankenstein’s Creature

On July 7 2018, Dr Elizabeth Denlinger (New York Public Library) gave a talk at Keats House, Hampstead, on Frankenstein’s monster’s ‘looks’, from 1818 to 2018.  In her lecture entitled ‘Too Horrible for Human Eyes: Picturing Frankenstein’s Creature’, Denlinger traced the history of the creature’s appearance, from Mary Shelley’s ‘demoniacal corpse’ to Boris Karloff’s leaden-eyed portrayal, to the theatrica . . .
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Carl H. Pforzheimer, Jr., Research Grants 2018/19

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 and literary culture between 1789 and 1832, with preference given . . .
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Keats-Shelley Journal Feature: Nicholas Stanley-Price and Anna Mercer

This post is the seventh in a series presenting blog publications from the authors featured in the latest volume of the Keats-Shelley Journal, Volume LXV. In these short pieces, authors reflect on their recent work and dialogue with other scholars in the discipline. Below is a summary/response submitted by Nicholas Stanley-Price and Anna Mercer addressing Stanley-Price’s article ‘Shelley’s Grave Rev . . .
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Frankenreads Q&A: Princeton University

We continue the Frankenreads Q&A series today by presenting an interview with Professor Susan Wolfson, organizer of Frankenreads at Princeton University: 2018 marks the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein, a durable novel (never out of print!) with multiple cultural progeny. A featured event at Princeton is a reading, with performative flair, of the entire (not long) novel, October 31/ November 1/ November 2. Princ . . .
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Frankenreads Q&A: The University of Haifa

Our Frankenreads Q&A series continues with commentary from Zoe Beenstock from the University of Haifa. Ahead of another exciting Frankenreads event taking place on 31 October 2018, we caught up with Zoe – who is working with Yosefa Raz to organize the event – to hear about their plans. See below to discover what is set to be an engaging and collaborative event that will invite participants to share th . . .
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