Lecture & Reception: Celebrating 200 Years of Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN

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In honor of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's FRANKENSTEIN, Dr. Joel Pace (University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire) presents "Reflections on FRANKENSTEIN, Film, and Black Atlantic Autobiography."

Date & Time:

Tuesday, October 30, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Free and Open to the Public


Anderson Student Center, Iversen Hearth Room (ASC 340)

Dr. Joel Pace

Dr. Joel Pace

As part of our celebration of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein, Dr. Joel Pace offers a talk that focuses on self-reflexivity in Frankenstein: the scenes when the text mirrors our act of reading and connects directly with us across oceans of time and space.  These meta-textual moments are the connecting thread used to stitch together texts as disparate as Paradise Lost, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, The Shape of Water, and Get Out.  

Joel Pace is Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, and Associate Editor of the transatlantic studies journal Symbiosis. He completed his doctorate in English at the University of Oxford, UK, with a focus on Atlantic literature.  He is co-editor of Transatlantic Romanticism: An Anthology of British, American, and Canadian Literature, 1767-1867 and Studies in Romanticism’s 2017 special issue on Black Romanticism.  He spends his free time loitering at the crossroads of literature and music. In keeping with this, he has appeared as a guest on Minnesota Public Radio's All Things Considered, BBC Radio, and BBC Two to discuss authors, race, and music. Also an active musician, he’s shared bills with The Meditations, The Wailers, Wyclef Jean of The Fugees, and Justin Vernon of Bon Iver.

This event is sponsored by the Department of English and the Luann Dummer Center for Women.

Photo Credit: Lisa Venticinque Photography

Parking (available for $1/hour after 4pm)

Anderson Parking Facility--located at the corner of Cretin Ave. and Grand Ave.

Morrison Parking Ramp--located beneath Morrison Residence Hall, visitors parking in the Morrison ramp should enter campus at the intersection of Selby Ave. and Finn St. Follow the drive aisle south , under the skyway, toward the stadium. Take a hard right at the end of the drive aisle. The visitor ramp entrance is the eastern entrance beneath the residence hall.

McNeely Parking Ramp--visitor parking is available at the McNeely Ramp only after 4:00 pm and on weekends. The McNeely Ramp entrance is located within parking lot K, underneath McNeely Hall.

Anderson Student Center Parking Garage--visitor parking is available at the Anderson Student Center Parking Garage only after 4:00 pm and on weekends. The Anderson Student Center Parking Garage entrance can be accessed from the Anderson Student Center turnaround off of Cretin Avenue.

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