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Sundays with Frankenstein

Following their very successful series, Sundays with Dracula, which ran from May 3–November 15, 2020 (you can watch past episodes here!) they now bring to you a fifteen week exploration of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Shelley’s landmark monster novel was a defining work of the Romantic Age and continues to fascinate readers over 200 years later.

Every Sunday from 2-4 p.m. beginning on January 24, 2021 and ending on May 2, Edward G. Pettit and a revolving set of co-hosts will dissect, annotate, anatomize the novel Frankenstein live on Zoom. Each week they’ll talk about the novel, usually two chapters at a time, to fully illuminate and understand this monumental work of fiction. Sometimes they’ll be joined by special guest experts. Theyll also share items from The Rosenbach’s collections that relate to the novel and look at pages from Shelley’s manuscript available online at The Shelley-Godwin Archive. Just as they did with Dracula, every week we’ll also feature a special cocktail inspired by the book and brought to you by Art in the Age.

Register in advance to join this virtual program on Zoom and participate in the chat during the program. Join the Sundays with Frankenstein Facebook group for further discussion between the episodes.

They use the 1818 edition of the novel for the text and chapter divisions, you can read that text here. They recommend any complete 1818 edition, however if you are reading Shelley’s 1831 edition, they will also talk about the changes made to that edition whenever they occur. Starts at 2PM.

January 24  Walton’s Letters that open the novel
January 31  Volume 1, Chapters 1-2
February 7   Vol 1, Chs 3-4
February 14 Vol 1, Chs 5-6
February 21 Vol 1, Chs 6 (continued) – 7
February 28 Vol 2, Chapters 1-2
March 7   Vol 2, Chs 3-4
March 14 Vol 2, Chs 5-6
March 21 Vol 2, Chs 7-8
March 28 Vol 2, Ch 9 – Vol 3, Ch 1
April 4   Vol 3, Chs 2-3
April 11 Vol 3, Chs 4-5
April 18 Vol 3, Chs 6-7
April 25 Vol 3, Ch 7 (continued)
May 2  Aftershow and wrap-up


Upcoming Dates

  • Sunday, March 7, 2021

Past Dates

  • Sunday, February 7, 2021
  • Sunday, February 14, 2021