Event: Frankenweek Event Series

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10/29/18  -  10/31/18


Special Collections

About this Event

This year is the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

The Keats-Shelley Association of America has put together an initiative to celebrate this anniversary through the UNT Comics Studies and UNT Media Library to hold a series of events, which will each include a display of new Frankenstein related materials in our collections. All events are free and open to the public

Frankenstein: Adaptations & Inspirations in Popular Culture

Monday, October 29, 6-7:30pm

Willis Library, Room 250H

Join us for a panel discussion with faculty from various departments at the University of North Texas sharing their thoughts on Frankenstein in popular culture! The event will include short presentations and a Q&A session afterward.
Speakers are Dr. Nora Gilbert, Dr. Harry M. Benshoff, Dr. Spencer Keralis, Dr. Samantha Langsdale, and Dr. John Edward Martin.

Young Frankenstein Film Screening

Tuesday, October 30, 12-2pm

Media Library, Room 111C

Join us for a screening of the beloved film Young Frankenstein. This Mel Brooks film is a hilarious take on Mary Shelley’s classic novel, starring Gene Wilder, Marty Feldman, Peter Boyle, and Cloris Leachman. Popcorn and Halloween candy will be provided.

Frankenstein’s Children: Poetry Reading by Bruce Bond

Wednesday, October 31, 5-6pm

Willis Library, Room 250H

University of North Texas Department of English professor Dr. Bruce Bond will read and discuss poems from his new book Frankenstein’s Children. The poems in this book offer a look at the contemporary world through the lens of Mary Shelley’s iconic novel. A book signing will be held after.