Frankenweek@UL Schedule

Monday 22nd Octobercropped-frankenstein

2-4pm Seminar, Cethan Leahy (The Penny Dreadful): ‘Frankenstein’s Munster: Unusual Stories in Ireland,’ hosted by The Ogham Stone
and the official launch of The Ogham Stone Frankenweek literary competition
SG16 (Schumann Building)

 5pm Frankenweek Launch

Frankenweek opening lecture by Dr Susan Manly (St Andrews), ‘Monsters and Frekes: Creating Monstrosity in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and Maria Edgeworth’s Belinda
Chair: Dr Niamh Nic Gabhann

  • Official launch of Frankenweek@UL
  • Launch of Dr Christina Morin’s new book The Gothic Novel in Ireland, c. 1760-1829
  • Display of EH4121: Gothic Literature in Ireland student posters
    Millstream Common Room

Tuesday 23rd October

6pm Workshop, Prof Billy O’Connor (UL), ‘Brain, Belief, and the Nature of Frankenstein
Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, lecture hall

 Wednesday 24th October

6pm Lecture, Prof Tom Moylan (UL), ‘”If we can keep the promise of science, a promise hard to keep”: Science Fiction and the Utopian Surplus of Science’
Chair: Dr David Coughlan 
Millstream Common Room

Thursday 25th October

5pm Lecture, Prof Graham Allen (UCC), ‘Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: A Myth of Science and a Myth of Nature’, in association with the Centre for Early Modern Studies

Chair: Dr Christina Morin
Millstream Common Room

Friday 26th October

1-4:15pm Half-Day Symposium, C1079 – full programme available here.

4:45pm Plenary Lecture, Dr Emily Mark-Fitzgerald (UCD), ‘The Monster in the Mirror: Frankenstein, Magic Lanterns, and Early Cinema’; Chair:

NB Portions of this lecture will be in 3D; glasses will be provided. It will also include a screening of Frankenstein (1910).

Tuesday 30th October

 1-4pm Workshop with Dr Martin Dyar (UL Writer in Residence)
Ghost and horror story writing workshop for teens.
Narrative 4, O’Connell St, Limerick. Limited spaces available. To book a place, contact (061) 315 656 or email

6:15pm Lecture and Science Demonstrations, Peter Davern (Department of Chemical Sciences, UL), ‘Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein – Here’s the Science Bit’
Bernal Lecture Theatre, AD2-010

Wednesday 31st October

2pm Public Reading of Frankenstein
with Michael Griffin, Helen Kelly- Holmes, Sandra Joyce, Lia Mills, Kerry Neville, Donal Ryan & Danny Denton
Allegro Cafe, Foundation Building

4:15pm One Campus, One BookDanny Denton.jpg
Reading Group with Q&A with Danny Denton, author of The Earlie King and the Kid in Yellow.
Millstream Common Room – tea, coffee & cake will be served

 8pm Film Screening, Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein (1974)
University Concert Hall. Booking required, €5 per ticket. / @frankenweekUL
Join our Twitter curation project at #FoundFrankenstein


Create your website with
Get started
%d bloggers like this:
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close