The Hub Frankenreads

Frankenreads is an initiative of the Keats-Shelley Association of America in partnership with libraries, universities, and other organizations around the world to hold a series of events around Halloween 2018, in celebration of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.


Arrivals & coffee set to a multimedia prelude, Canadian Frankensteins, mixed by Dr Mark A. McCutcheon (AU Frankenreads organizer, Professor of Literary Studies, & author of The Medium Is the Monster)

Welcoming remarks by Dr McCutcheon

Dr Paul Kellogg (Chair of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies & Associate Professor of Integrated Studies): “The social construction of ‘monsters’ — from Frankenstein to Donald Trump”

Dr Jolene Armstrong (President of the Athabasca U Faculty Association & Associate Professor of English): ‘It was the secrets of heaven and earth that I desired to learn: negotiating liminality in the Netflix series The Frankenstein Chronicles’

Dr Angie Abdou (Associate Professor of Creative Writing and author of Home Ice and In Case I Go): “Sorcery Meets Science: The Frankenpheme in Andrew Pyper’s The Only Child”

Dr Mark A. McCutcheon: “Mary Shelley, Marshall McLuhan, and the discourse of technology”

Question & Answer period

  • October 31, 2018
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