Halloween Celebration of Frankenstein
HALLOWEEN AT THE HIL
[ Wednesday, October 31, 2018, Milham Room, Harriet Irving Library ]
Join us for a Halloween celebration of Frankenstein and the public humanities! Project leaders Sue Sinclair & Elizabeth Effinger (UNB, Department of English) along with UNB student participants and some project partners will be at the Harriet Irving Library to celebrate a special SSHRC-funded exhibition and discuss the project: what it is, why it is, who’s involved, and what ideas and relationships have emerged from the process.
On the bicentennial of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, this exhibition showcases the result of an artistic collaboration that brings together university students and members of the Walls to Bridges Collective, a group of incarcerated and non-incarcerated women dedicated to creating collaborative and innovative learning communities within correctional settings. Participants each “erased” several pages of the novel, strategically blotting out words to create a new literary work of art: an “erasure,” a long poem piggybacking on Shelley’s original work.
The novel has been reassembled into a rich and crinkly book, which will be on display. Visitors will also see blown-up images of some of the individual pages and statements from participants and witness the unveiling of the project’s newest “hideous progeny” created in partnership with UNB’s MakerSpace.
FREE | All Welcome | Light fare and refreshments provide
3:00pm – 3:30pm * Frankenstein from the series “The Secret Life of Books”
3:30pm – 4:30pm * Mary Shelley: The Birth of Frankenstein
4:30pm – 5:30pm * B R E A K
5:30pm – 6:50pm * Frankenstein starring Boris Karloff
6:50pm – 8:00pm * Bride of Frankenstein
FREE | All Welcome | Popcorn provided