Upcoming Events

September 2018

Ongoing Events

Frankenstein's Birthday Party
Patricia Piccinini, Rina Banerjee, Tim Hawkinson, Isabella Kirkland, Russell Crotty, Surabhi Saraf, Michael Light, John O'Reilly, Alan Rath, Cornelius Völker, William T. Wiley, Barbara Kruger, Kiki Smith, Edmund Clark, Janine Antoni, Julian Charrière, Bruce Conner, Louise Bourgeois

June 23 - August 11, 2018

The Age of Frankenstein
Edinburgh Napier University
A diverse array of events and activities on the bicentenary of Frankenstein’s publication

The Frankenstein Bicentennial Project
Arizona State University

Otto Blotto – Auto Auto
Who is responsible for a death by a self-driving car? Based on Frankenstein (see pg 153)
State of Washington
YMCA Youth and Government Mock Trial

Frankenreads is an NEH-funded initiative of the Keats-Shelley Association of America and partners to hold a series of events and initiatives in honor of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, featuring especially an international series of readings of the full text of the novel on Halloween 2018.


Past Events

August 2018

MAY 2018

Deep Humanities Symposium & Student Poster Session

May 1
King Library Room 225/229, San Jose State University

Free and Open to the Public

APRIL 2018

James Whale’s 1935 classic BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN
co-featured with the original FRANKENSTEIN

Stanford Theater in downtown Palo Alto on April 20, 2018

Tickets can be purchased in person on the day of the screening.
Cost is $7 for adults, $5 for seniors over age 65 and $5 for youth under 18y/o


Viral Culture: How CRISPR Genome Editing and the Microbiome are Reshaping Humanity and the Humanities
Date: April 27, 2018 at Pomona College in Claremont, California
Deadline for abstracts: February 23, 2018

MARCH 2018

March 6 - 11, 2018
San Francisco Ballet at the San Francisco Opera House

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Gattaca Screening

 Tuesday, March 6 at 5pm in Berkeley and Thursday, March 8 at 5pm in San Francisco


Mad Scientist Bio Convergence & Soldier 2050 Conference

March 8-9, 2018
Live Streaming


Frankenstein Marathon Reading at The Cathedral of Saint Mary

Saturday March 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Cathedral of St. Mary of the Assumption - Parish Hall
1111 Gough Street, San Francisco, CA

Sponsored by Books Inc.


"Frankenstein at the Ballet: Mary Shelley and Her 'Hideous Progeny'"

Professor Ellen Peel, Department of Comparative and World Literature and the Department of English, San Francisco State University

February 28, 2-4pm, San Jose State University

Frankenstein at the Ballet video playlist.

Tweets.  Instagram.




Frankenstein, The Musical

Opening October 2017

St. Luke's Theatre 
New York City, New York


New Work: Kerry Tribe features the premiere of Standardized Patient (2017)
October 7, 2017 – February 25, 2018


The Frankenstein Bicentennial at Washington University in St. Louis
October 13, 2017
Umrath Lounge, Danforth Campus, Washington University in St. Louis


Quite Frankly: It's a Monster Conference 

University Club of Western Australia
18-19 October 2018


Movie Night: 'Young Frankenstein'

WHEN: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
WHEREMenlo Park Library


October 27-29, 2017
University of Wisconsin-Madison


Halloween with Young Frankenstein and Featuring Anderson & Roe
October 29, 2017 at 7:00pm
Davies Symphony Hall


Piero Scarufi, cultural historian
Intelligence is Not Artificial: Why the Singularity is Not Coming Any Time Soon
PARC Forum, Xerox, Palo Alto, California

April 2017

The 4th Life Art Science Tech Festival (LAST festival)
April 7-8, 2017
SJSU Hammer Theatre Center

The 4th LAST is being produced in collaboration with San Jose State University’s Paseo Public Prototyping Challenge and Festival.

March 2017

Creative Nonfiction Writing Contest:
Dangerous Creations: Real-life Frankenstein Stories

Deadline March 20, 2017
Click HERE for more information

February 2017

Robots exhibit
Science Museum of London
February 8 - September 3, 2017

SF Ballet Pointes of View (POV) Lecture Series
Feb 22, 6 pm | Program 03 - Frankenstein

Litquake, the Bay Area's literary festival and San Francisco Ballet co-present Frankenstein at the Ballet: Mary Shelley and Her "Hideous Progeny." Professor Ellen Peel from the Comparative and World Literature Department at SF State reflects on the origin of Frankenstein. Shelley was often asked, 'how I, then a young girl, came to think of...so very hideous an idea,' Peel will address that question by looking at cultural and scientific forces in her day, and by considering Shelley's early life. Peel will comment on how the novel has managed to play so powerfully on our wishes and fears for two centuries, becoming a myth continually reborn in new avatars, now including a ballet.

Free and open to the public

Professor Ellen Peel's talk (audio)

January 2017

Uncanny Valley
January 20 - February 12
Pear Theatre

"Uncanny valley" refers to a sense of unease experienced when an artificial image or a humanoid robot appears almost — but not 'quite' — human. Portraying a synthetic being in the process of becoming a human analogue, the play explores the question of how we are redefining what it means to be human in the 21st century. 


The Ecstasy of Mary Shelley
LACE Emerging Curators Program
Exhibition Dates: January 5 – February 12, 2017

Curated by Virginia Broersma, Nick Brown and Kio Griffith

September 2016

Ms. Robot (Don’t Move Until I Come Back: The Future of Frankenstein)
September 16, 2016
West Wave Dance Festival at Z Space in San Francisco

Click HERE to view the performance.

Mended Heart by Joseph Muehlbauer, permission to use granted by art owner Rex Veeder