One Book, Many Conversations is planning a broad slate of online and in-person discussions on Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein during the week of October 24-31. Please continue to check back as events will be added on a rolling basis and follow us on social media for announcements. You can RSVP for discussions via our Facebook page.

 

Online

The Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults
Online Discussion of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
October 26, 7:00 to 8:30 am Central
Moderator: Cynthia Rutz, instructor, Basic Program
Please email FrankensteinDiscussion@gmail.com to register for the seminar and receive your video conferencing information.

         
Local

Alabama

Discussion of Frankenstein
October 30, 7:00 to 9:00 pm Eastern
Bibb Street Pizza, 424 Bibb Street, Montgomery, Alabama 36104
Moderators: Donny and Rachel Seabloom

 

Illinois

*Note: All Shimer Great Books School events are free and open to the public*

For questions regarding events sponsored by Shimer Great Books School, please contact: 

Stuart Patterson, Chair, Shimer Great Books School at North Central College
office: (630)-637-5487
skpatterson@noctrl.edu

Shimer Great Books School at North Central College
September 20, 5:30 to 8:30 pm Central
Film screening of Frankenstein (1910) and Frankenstein (2007)
Smith Hall, 2nd floor Old Main
30 North Brainard Street, Naperville, IL 60540
Shimer Great Books School at North Central College
September 27, 5:30 to 8:30 pm Central
Film screening of Frankenstein (1931) and Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
Smith Hall, 2nd floor Old Main
30 North Brainard Street, Naperville, IL 60540

Shimer Great Books School at North Central College
October 8, 1:30 to 3:00 pm Central
Join us after the Admission Day activities for a discussion led by Shimer professors on Chapter 17 of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
Request reading from skpatterson@noctrl.edu or find a PDF copy on the Shimer Great Books School
Eric Nicholson Lounge, Seybert Hall
208 North Loomis Street, Naperville, IL 60540
Shimer Great Books School at North Central College
October 17, 5:30 to 8:30 pm Central
Film screening of Son of Frankenstein (1939) and Young Frankenstein (1974)
Smith Hall, 2nd floor Old Main
30 North Brainard Street, Naperville, IL 60540

Shimer Great Books School at North Central College
October 24 through October 31, 4:30 to 6:30 pm Central nightly
Eric Nicholson Lounge, Seybert Hall
208 North Loomis Street, Naperville, IL 60540
LIVE READING of Mary Shelley’s classic novel Frankenstein.
Let’s get in the mood for Halloween!
Please sign up for a turn to read from Mary Shelley’s classic Frankenstein
All volunteer readers will receive a pdf copy of the text before the event
Shimer Great Books School at North Central College
October 26
Talk by Zubair Amir
Time and place TBA

Shimer Great Books School at North Central College
October 31, 4:30 pm Central
Live reading and screening; conclusion of a live reading of the novel Frankenstein followed by a screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) and a Halloween afterparty!
Eric Nicholson Lounge, Seybert Hall
208 North Loomis Street, Naperville, IL 60540
Shimer Great Books School at North Central College
November 6, 6:00 to 8:00 pm Central
A discussion led by Shimer professors on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Eric Nicholson Lounge, Seybert Hall
208 North Loomis Street, Naperville, IL 60540

 

Maine

Blue Hill Public Library
October 19, 6:00 pm Eastern
5 Parker Point Road, Blue Hill, ME 04614
Moderator: Erin McCormick
Register for the discussion here!
Ellsworth Public Library
October 26, 11:30 am to 12:30 pm Eastern
20 State Street, Ellswoth, ME 04605
Moderator: Abby Morrow, Community Engagement Librarian
Film screening of Mary Shelley at The Grand Auditorium to follow at 1pm.
Tickets for the screening are $6, but you may win a pair at the book discussion!
Blue Hill Public Library
October 26, 6:00 pm Eastern
5 Parker Point Road, Blue Hill, ME 04614
Moderator: Erin McCormick
Register for the discussion here!

The University of New England
Ketchum Art Gallery
October 30, 2:00 to 3:00 pm Eastern
11 Beach Hills Road, Biddeford, ME 04005
Moderator: Richard Mathiasen

The University of New England
UNE Art Gallery
October 30, 2:00 to 3:00 pm Eastern
716 Stevens Ave, Portland, ME 04103
Moderator: Jeffrey Navicky

Blue Hill Public Library
November 2, 6:00 pm Eastern
5 Parker Point Road, Blue Hill, ME 04614
Moderator: Erin McCormick
Register for the discussion here!


Maryland

Discussion on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Annapolis High School
October 24, 9:00 to 10:30 am Eastern
Moderators: Kimberly Benson and Joanna Tobin
Sponsored by: Kathryn Rudkin, English Department, Annapolis High School
*Registration for this event is closed*
Discussion on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Annapolis High School
October 25, 9:00 to 10:30 am Eastern
Moderators: Kimberly Benson and Joanna Tobin
Sponsored by: Kathryn Rudkin, English Department, Annapolis High School
*Registration for this event is closed*

United States Naval Academy Center for Teaching and Learning
October 26, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm Eastern
Decatur Road, Mahan Hall Room 220, Annapolis, MD 21401
Moderators: 
Dr. Shirley Lin and Dr. Joanna Tobin
This session is 
restricted to USNA students and is not open for public registration.

Community discussion on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Co-sponsored by St. John's College and One Book, Many Conversations
October 30, 7:00 to 9:00 pm Eastern
St. John's College, 60 College Ave, Annapolis, MD 21401
Mellon Hall, Rooms 133 and 134
Moderator: David Townsend

 

Tennessee

University of Tennessee Humanities Center/UT Libraries
Frankenstein in Print: Rare Editions of Frankenstein
Beginning the week of October 22
Hodges Library Special Collections Reading Room
1015 Volunteer Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37996
An exhibition of rare editions of Frankenstein and medical texts from the 19th century, sponsored by the UT Libraries 
University of Tennessee Humanities Center
It's Alive! It's Alive!: Frankenstein at 200, a panel discussion
October 24, 12:00 pm Eastern
UT Humanities Center, E109 Melrose Hall
1616 Melrose Ave, Knoxville, TN 37996
Panelists: Urmila Seshagiri, associate professor of English, Gerard Cohen-Vrignaud, associate professor of English, and Rachel Patton McCord, assistant professor of biochemistry and cellular and molecular biology

University of Tennessee Humanities Center
Free film screening of Mel Brooks's classic 1974 film Young Frankenstein
October 24, 6:00 pm Eastern
Lindsay Young Auditorium, Hodges Library
1015 Volunteer Blvd, Knoxville, TN 37996
Wear a costume and win a door prize!
Nashville Public Library and Fisk University
Nashville Public Library Main Branch
October 27, 9:30 am Central
615 Church St, Nashville, TN 37219
Moderator: Patrick C. Fleming, Assistant Professor of English, Fisk University

Nashville Public Library and Fisk University
Nashville Public Library Bellevue Branch
October 29, 6:30 pm Central
720 Baugh Rd, Nashville, TN 37221
Moderator: Patrick C. Fleming, Assistant Professor of English, Fisk University
 
Wyoming
University of Wyoming
Frankenstein book and movie display
October 15 through November 2
University of Wyoming, Coe Library, Laramie, WY
University of Wyoming
Monster Mash: A Mini-Conference on Literary Monsters
October 16, 2:45 to 4:30 pm Mountain
University of Wyoming Classroom Building, 142, Laramie, WY 

University of Wyoming
Pop-Culture Frankenstein in the Archives
October 22 to November 2
University of Wyoming American Heritage Center, Willett Drive, Laramie, WY

University of Wyoming
One Book, Many Conversations: Frankenstein in discussion
October 24 through 31, ongoing
Contact cmf@uwyo.edu if you would like to join a student-led  community discussion

University of Wyoming
Frankenstein: movies and panels
October 26
University of Wyoming, Coe Library Screening Room, 123, Laramie, WY
Schedule:
12 pm Mountain: Movie 1
1:15 pm Mountain: Panel 1 "Society and the Other"
Moderator: Missy Roberson
Speakers: Laura deLozier, Modern and Classical Languages; Bill Gern, retired VP for Research and Economic Development, member of the Advisory Council for the National Institute of General Medical Sciences; Robin Hill, Computer Science & Philosophy
2 pm Mountain: Movie 2
3:40 pm Mountain: Panel 2 "Pop Culture Frankenstein"
Moderator: Chloe Robertson
Speakers: Clifford Marks, English; Paul Flesher, Religious Studies; Rebecca Steele, Modern and Classical Languages
 

 

Canada

Touchstones & Trinity College School
Discussion of Frankenstein
October 30, 10 am Eastern
Port Hoap, ON, Canada
Moderator: Greg Hodges
Note: This discussion is not open to the public.
Touchstones & Trinity College School
Discussion of Frankenstein
October 30, 1:30 pm Eastern
Port Hoap, ON, Canada
Moderator: Greg Hodges
Note: This discussion is not open to the public.