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Frankenweek

Project Description
Frankenweek: a ten-day festival marking the bicentenary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, in partnership with the global Frankenreads project (frankenreads.org). Frankenweek@UL comprised a number of interdisciplinary and collaborative endeavours, including, among other things, an undergraduate poster competition; a half-day symposium; a screening of Mel Brooks’ YoungFrankenstein (1974);  a demonstration of the science behind Shelley’s novel with Peter Davern (Chemical Sciences, UL); a reading and Q&A with Cork author Danny Denton in conjunction with One Campus, One Book; a writing workshop for teens with UL writer-in-residence Martin Dyar and Narrative4; an Ogham Stone writing competition; a public reading of selections from Frankenstein; and lectures by Prof. Graham Allen (UCC), Dr. Susan Manly (St. Andrews),  Prof. Tom Moylan (UL), Prof. Billy O’Connor (GEMS), Cethan Leahy (novelist and editor of The Penny Dreadful), and Dr. Emily Mark-Fitzgerald (UCD).

Principal Investigators
Drs. Christina Morin and Carrie Griffin

Grant Sources
AHSS Teaching and Learning Board; AHSS Research Grant; funding from the School of English, Irish, and Communication, the Centre for Early Modern Studies, the Arts Office at UL, and IED.

Dates
22-31 October 2018