DePaul to celebrate 200th anniversary of ‘Frankenstein’ with Frankenweek events

The Witch
(Image courtesy of the DePaul Humanities Center)
Throughout the final days of October, DePaul’s StudioCHI, other entities across the university and Loyola University will join an international cohort of universities, libraries and organizations in celebration of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein.” To mark the bicentennial, the collaboration team will offer a variety of events from Oct. 27 – 31, also known as Frankenweek.​​

All members of the university are invited to participate in a number of events throughout the week:

Hideous Progeny: The Gothic in the 19th Century 
Saturday, Oct. 27 
8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. 
Loyola Lake Shore, Info Commons 4th floor

Film & Lecture: Gothic and “Mary Shelley’s Ghosts” 
Monday, Oct. 29
1 - 2:30 p.m.
Arts & Letters Hall, room 410

The Enigmatic Art of Edward Gorey
Monday, Oct. 29
2 – 3 p.m.
Loyola Lake Shore, Cudahy Library, room 218

Hideous Progeny: A Monster of a Marathon
Monday, Oct. 29
3:15 – 5 p.m. 
14 E. Jackson Blvd., room 1128 

Horror of the Humanities: Screening of "The Witch"
Monday, Oct. 29
6 – 9 p.m.
Lincoln Park Student Center, room 120

Harvester of Hearts: Motherhood Under the Sign of Frankenstein 
Tuesday, Oct. 30
5 – 6 p.m.
Arts and Letters Hall, room 103

Haunted Hearts & Household Ghosts: Dead but Not Departed in Victorian Britain
Tuesday, Oct. 30
6 – 7 p.m. 
The Newberry Library
60 W. Walton St.

Live Read-a-thon & Make Your Own Monster
Wednesday, Oct. 31
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
John T. Richardson Library, second floor forum 

Audiobook Read-a-thon & Make Your Own Monster
Wednesday, Oct. 31
10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Idea Realization Lab
14 E. Jackson Blvd, room 310

Halloween Open House
Wednesday, Oct. 31
11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.
John T. Richardson Library, room 314 

Frankenweek is a collaboration with the DePaul University Library, Humanities Center, English Department, Media and Cinema Studies Program, CDM Idea Realization Lab, and the Cosplay Club. The partner events featured are organized by Loyola Victorian Society, Loyola University Archives and Special Collections, and The Newberry Library.