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FrankenReads @ Macquarie Session 3: Frankenstein Goes to the Movies

FrankenReads @ Macquarie Session 3: Frankenstein Goes to the Movies

November 28, 2018

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein we will be releasing recordings from the FrankenReads event at Macquarie University in September.

​This week's recording features the following presentations:

“’Yes Master, No Master’: The Cinematic Development of Igor in the Frankenstein Narrative” by Guy Webster

​“Monstrous Scions: Frankenstein and Posthumanist Mythology” by Paul Sheehan

FrankenReads @ Macquarie Session 2: New Perspectives on Frankenstein

FrankenReads @ Macquarie Session 2: New Perspectives on Frankenstein

November 14, 2018

To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein we will be releasing recordings from the FrankenReads event at Macquarie University in September.

​This week's recording features the following presentations:

“The Tangled World of Frankenstein and Conflict of Laws” by Harry Melkonian ​ 

Frankenstein in Hyperspace: The Return of Twenty-first-century Digital Technologies to the Origins of Virtual Space in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein” by Kirstin Mills

The Spoooooky Halloween Show

The Spoooooky Halloween Show

October 25, 2017

Do you like spoooooky novels? Tv shows? Movies? Podcasts? Why do we like to be scared, anyway? To celebrate Halloween, Stephanie and Jimmy are joined by Dr Kirstin Mills to discuss werewolves, vampires, mermaids, ghosts, witches, and the delicious thrill of terror.

20 Years a Slay: A Celebration of Buffy the Vampire Slayer

20 Years a Slay: A Celebration of Buffy the Vampire Slayer

October 25, 2017

Buffy is the greatest television show of all time. At least, that's what Stephanie, Dr Kirstin Mills and Dr Lorin Schwarz think. This week, they discuss the enduring appeal of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the genius of Joss Whedon, and why they can't get enough of Spike. 

A 300 Year Old Goth: Horace Walpole and The Castle of Otranto

A 300 Year Old Goth: Horace Walpole and The Castle of Otranto

September 20, 2017

The Castle of Otranto was the first Gothic novel: the novel that started the craze for the Gothic that's never ceased since. On Horace Walpole's 300th birthday, Stephanie is joined by Dr Lee O'Brien to discuss the ongoing appeal of the Gothic, Manfred as Gothic hero, giant helmets, and whether you're supposed to find the novel funny.