Halloween Celebration of Frankenstein

HALLOWEEN AT THE HIL

[ Wednesday, October 31, 2018,  Milham Room, Harriet Irving Library ]

   CELEBRATION OF FRANKENSTEIN  [ 1:00pm – 2:30pm ]

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

  MOVIE MARATHON  [ 3:00pm – 8:00pm ]

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

 

 

 

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Art Exhibit: Erasing Frankenstein

Erasing Frankenstein: A Collaborative Prison Arts Project will be on exhibit on the first floor of the Harriet Irving Library from mid-September to mid-November. The project received Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) funding, and is led by Sue Sinclair & Elizabeth Effinger (Department of English).

On the bicentennial of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, this exhibit 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 at the library, as well as blown-up images of some of the individual pages and statements from participants.

 

Film Screening & Town Hall discussion

As part of Open Access Week we will be screening the film Paywall: The Business of Scholarship. A documentary which focuses on the need for open access to research and science, questions the rationale behind the $25.2 billion a year that flows into for-profit academic publishers, examines the 35-40% profit margin associated with the top academic publisher Elsevier and looks at how that profit margin is often greater than some of the most profitable tech companies like Apple, Facebook and Google. 

Followed by a a town hall discussion on open access and publishing issues lead by Mike Nason, Scholarly Communications Librarian.

Please join us Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM in the Milham Room of the Harriet Irving Library.

NEW – Writing Centre Sessions

Starting September 19th the Writing Centre will be having drop-in sessions in the Science & Forestry Library every Wednesday from 6:00pm – 10:00pm, in Study Room A.