Friday 23 November

Time Session Location
8.45 – 9.45 Registration & Coffee Glass Room
9.45 – 10.00 Welcome Glass Room
10.00 – 11.00 Panel 1: Gender

Chair: Emily Alder

Glass Room
Megen de Bruin-Molé The Time Traveller’s Mistress: Mary Shelley in Frankenstein adaptations, 1935-2018
Sarah Artt Ten Thousand Times More Malignant: On Alice Lowe’s Prevenge
11.00 – 11.15 Short break
11.15 – 12.45 Panel 2: Legacies

Chair: Anna Gutowska

Glass Room
Barbara Braid Dr Frankenstein meets Inspector Marlott: hauntological appropriations in The Frankenstein Chronicles
Stefania Antonioni Frankenstein legacies in contemporary tv series: Penny Dreadful, The Frankenstein Chronicles and Second Chance
Claudia Schaefer and Raúl Rodríguez-Hernández Mary Shelley’s monster goes south: masculinity, the male gaze, and modern Mexican film
12.45 – 1.45 Lunch Glass Room
1.45 – 3.15 Panel 3: Frank-in-sound

Chair: Amanda Reyes

Glass Room
James Wierzbicki How Frankenstein’s monster became a music lover
Marija Reiff Frankenstein’s musical underworld: exploring monstrous divinity in the National Theatre’s 2011 production
Anna Williams Presenting ‘My Hideous Progeny’: a podcast dissertation on Frankenstein and the modern humanities
3.30 Depart Merchiston Quadrangle, taxis
4.00-4.45 Richard Hand: ‘every sound terrified me’: Frankenstein on live radio Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Summerhall
5.00-6.00 Keynote lecture: ‘Frankenstein Begins; or, Mary Shelley’s Scotland’

Dr Daniel Cook, University of Dundee

Chair: Emily Alder

Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Summerhall
6.00 – late Drinks and dining opportunities Summerhall, or locally


Saturday 24 November

Time Session Location
8.30 – 9.00 Registration Glass Room
9.00 – 10.30 Panel 4: Fragments

Chair: Richard Hand

Glass Room
Kathleen Denison Fragmenting Frankenstein: inventing new monsters in new media
Essi Varis Creatures, made things: A Frankensteinian theory of fictional characters
Lauren Christie Monstrous legacies: literary adaptations of Frankenstein for young readers
  Panel 5: Recreations

Chair: Arin Keeble

Room B2
Anna Gutowska ‘Make me a mate’: the story arc of Brona/ Lily in Penny Dreadful as a case of re-righting of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
Amanda Reyes When home is in the belly of the beast: Frankenstein’s influence on the made-for-television movie Crawlspace
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break Glass Room
11.00 – 12.30 Panel 6: Transgressions

Chair: Kate Simpson

Glass Room
Craig Thomson ‘What you call discovery, I call the rape of the natural world’: the ‘eco-monstrous’ legacy of Frankenstein within the Jurassic Park film franchise (1990-2018)
Martine Mussies Frankenstein and The Lure: border-crossing creatures through a feminist lens
Annabel Frearson Frankenstein2
  Panel 7: Modifications

Chair: Daniel Cook

Room B2
Bean Sharp Resisting origins: Frankenstein and Feminist science fiction history-telling
Amanda Pavani Fernandes Contemporary creatures in literary sf: the cyborg, the AI, the genetically modified being
Urshela Wiggins Atkins The mechanics of being human: technology and post-humanism in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein
12.30 – 1.30 Keynote lecture: ‘Fashioning Frankenstein

Professor Catherine Spooner, Lancaster University

Chair: Sarah Artt

Glass Room
1.30 – 1.45 Closing remarks Glass Room
1.45 – 2.45 Lunch Glass Room
2.45 Depart Merchiston Holy Corner, bus 23
3.45 – 4.45 Tour Mary King’s Close
4.45 – 6.00 Free time or join us in the pub The Jolly Judge, Lawnmarket
6.00 – 8.00 Tour Mercat ghost tour and Blair Street Underground Vaults