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To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein we are bringing together a number of subjects to take on the classic story by Mary Shelley, using their subject specialism on Wednesday 17th January. This day is designed to supplement your student’s current studies whilst also developing knowledge on sector related issues, experiencing what it is like to study education at a higher level and exploring specialist fields.

Students will take part in a lecture exploring the adaptations of Frankenstein and perceptions people have relating to this. Following the lecture students will have the opportunity to explore the campus with our Student Ambassadors before going into subject sessions. The day will conclude with a short presentation by each group outlining what they have learned. A full schedule can be found below:

10am-10.15am Welcome to Hope
10.15am-11.15am Adapting the adapted: Students will explore traditional views of Frankenstein and see if they are faithful to the original text
11.15am-12pm Campus tour
12pm-12.45pm Lunch
12.45pm-2.15pm Subject sessions
2.15pm-2.45pm Student presentations
2.45pm-3pm Plenary

Confirmed Subjects include:

Disability & Education

Modernity, Monsters and the Social Model of Disability: Students will explore social models of disability, using Frankenstein as a case study

Drama & Theatre Studies

Students will experience how to build dramatic techniques by taking part in a rehearsal of Frankenstein

English Literature

Students will study how Frankenstein can be read as an intervention in the Revolution Debate in England in the aftermath of the French Revolution.

Film & Visual Culture 

A session on movie monsters, with discussion of examples throughout Hollywood history - what they mean, how they reflect society, and the ways in which they have changed over time. This would be followed by a more hands-on activity where student groups would design their own monster. 

Psychology

Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is a gothic horror story with romantic overtones.  It explores issues of what it is to be alive, and where true evil lies.  People high on the Dark Triad – a personality construct consisting of psychopathy, narcissism, and Machiavellianism, have sometimes been called evil.  But what does this mean?  If someone is acting in accordance with their nature, can they truly be evil?  Victor Frankenstein created a man-being, a being so ugly that Dr. Frankenstein, totally devoid of empathy, immediately rejected him – leaving him to fend for himself, alone and scared.  

To book places on either of these events please email outreach@hope.ac.uk or call us on 0151 291 3111. Bookings will close on Friday 12th January 2018.