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March 23, 2018
Frankenstein Weekend Retreat
Do you ever get the craving to go back to English class? Join us at DePauw University’s Prindle Institute for Ethics for our deepest dive into Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein yet!
Event Details

Adults (and students aged high school and up) will have the chance to go back to school for an in-depth and fun weekend focused on all things Frankenstein. We’ll kick things off Friday night with a keynote presentation from Dr. Richard Gunderman, followed by a cocktail hour and dinner party inspired by the book. On Saturday, we’ll enjoy a full day of stimulating talks by renowned Frankenstein experts. Teachers and librarians will be able to earn CEU/LEU credits, too.

There are few works of classic literature that speak so directly to our contemporary world as Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Begun in 1816 and published in 1818, the book raises big questions about the practice of science and its role in society. Questions about right and wrong, how we understand ourselves in relation to the world around us, and how we live in the world are questions we all deal with every day.

Registration Fee:

  • $95 for first 75 registrants made possible by $75 stipends from the National Endownment Humanities
  • $170 for any additional registrants beyond first 75
  • Reduced $40 rate for Saturday-only teacher, student and librarian attendees (CEUs/LEUs available)

Program Details:

Registration fee includes:

  • A copy of Frankenstein
  • Welcome packet including supplementary background readings
  • A personalized tote bag and other Frankenstein swag
  • Cocktails throughout the weekend
  • Frankenstein-themed dinner party on Friday evening
  • Breakfast and coffee on Saturday morning
  • Lunch on Saturday
  • CEUs for teachers/LEUs for librarians

Check-in begins at 4:00 p.m. on Friday with a welcome and keynote to follow at 5:00 p.m. On Saturday, the program will run from approximately 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Lodging Information:

We have reserved a room block for the evenings of March 23 & 24 at the Inn at DePauw (2 West Seminary Street, Greencastle, IN 46135). To make a reservation, call 765-658-1000 prior to February 23, and tell them you’d like a room in the Indiana Humanities Weekend Retreat block.


Bronwen Fetters

Executive Assistant and Program Associate

317-616-9103; bfetters@indianahumanities.org

This Indiana Humanities program and has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and in partnership with the Indiana State Library and Indiana Center for the Book. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanites.

Event Info
March 23, 2018, 7:00pm - 7:00pm