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"Frost and desolation": #AthaU Frankenreads, Matrix Hotel Edmonton, Halloween 2018

image Amidst frost and desolation, amidst the everlasting ices of the north -- that is, in Edmonton, Alberta -- Athabasca University, Canada's open university, will host a multi-disciplinary, multimedia symposium on Frankenstein, as part of the worldwide Frankenreads event happening on Hallowe'en 2018.

Where? The Matrix Hotel, Edmonton.

When? 10:00 am - 1:00 pm, Oct. 31, 2018.

Please RSVP here to attend in-person or online via live stream. (If you can attend in person, we encourage you to attend in costume :)

Schedule of proceedings:

10:00-10:25 - 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)

10:25 - Welcoming remarks by Dr McCutcheon

10:30-10:45 - - 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"

10:45-11:00 - 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"

11:00-11:15 - 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"

11:15-11:30 - Dr Mark A. McCutcheon: "Mary Shelley, Marshall McLuhan, and the discourse of technology"

11:30-12:00 - Question & Answer period

12:00 - 1:00 - A lunchtime Frankenreads Halloween DJ mix (that might sound a bit like this demo)


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