Thursday, October 26, 2017
Frankenstein and Frankenstein’s monster are among the most enduring characters of modern literary and popular culture. To commemorate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s novel Frankenstein (1818), Siena College is sponsoring a series of events.
FRANKENSTEIN: 200 Years of Fear and Thinking will bring author Mary Shelley’s creation Frankenstein to life on Siena’s campus. Through Frankenstein-themed course discussions, film screenings, dorm discussions, a theatrical production, public lectures, and even a cabaret evening with the theme “monster mash,” our Saints will bring the 1818 novel into our current world.
The bicentennial year (1818) spans two academic years. Siena’s events will kick off with a Halloween 2017 showing of two classic films Frankenstein, and Bride of Frankenstein. Halloween 2018 will be marked by showings of Tim Burton’s film Frankenweenie and Mel Brooks’ now classic Young Frankenstein.
|Event||Date & Time||Location|
|Film: Frankenstein (1931)||October 30, 7:30 PM||Key Auditorium|
|Prof. Gianfranco Vidali, professor of physics, Syracuse University "Cosmic Lego: Making molecules on stardust"||October 30, 12:35 PM||Key Auditorium|
|Film: Bride of Frankenstein (1935)||October 31, 7:30 PM||Key Auditorium|
|Prof. Tim Madigan, St. John Fisher College “Frankenstein Today: Should Humans Tamper in God’s Domain”||January 23, 4-5:30 PM||SSU 243|
|Prof. Peter Zaas “The ‘golem”: Frankenstein before Frankenstein”||February 4, 7:00 PM||Hines Hall|
|Prof. Jon Bannon “I from it: a Frankenstein monster in mathematics?”||February 6, 5-6:30 PM||TBD|
|Prof. Ray Boisvert, “Would he bring her chocolate and flowers? All Frankenstein wants is a girlfriend”||February 14||Padua Hall|
|Film: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1994, director Kenneth Branagh, starring Robert De Niro.)||February 27, 7:00 PM||Standish Library, Room 26|
|Prof. Pam Clements “Body and Soul: the Middle Ages and the 19th century”||March 5||Ryan Hall|
|Film: “The Curse of Frankenstein” (1957, Hammer Studios). Introduction and discussion: Dr. Joseph Allegretti||March 13||Standish Library, Room 26|
|Chuck Rothman “Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy Today”||March 14||Hines Hall|
|Prof. Chantelle Thauvette “Frankenstein and Literature Today”||April 8||Hennepin Hall|
|Prof. Tom Coohill, “Electricity and the Hanged Convict: The Experiments of Giovanni Aldini”||April 25||Plassman Hall|
|Film: I Frankenstein 2014, Introduction and discussion, Dr. Jason Hofstein||April 24||Standish Library, Room 26|