[full track list at bottom]
Amidst frost and desolation, amidst the everlasting ices of the north — that is, in Edmonton, Alberta — Athabasca University, Canada’s open university, will host a multi-disciplinary, multimedia symposium on Frankenstein, as part of the worldwide Frankenreads event happening on Hallowe’en 2018.
Where? The Matrix Hotel, Edmonton.
When? 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, Oct. 31, 2018.
Please RSVP here to attend in-person online via live stream. (If you can attend in person, we encourage you to attend in costume 🙂
Schedule of proceedings:
10:00-10:25 – Arrivals & coffee set to a multimedia prelude, Canadian Frankensteins, mixed by Dr Mark A. McCutcheon (AU Frankenreads organizer, Professor of Literary Studies, & author of The Medium Is the Monster)
10:25 – Welcoming remarks by Dr McCutcheon
10:30-10:45 – – Dr Paul Kellogg (Chair of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies & Associate Professor of Integrated Studies): “The social construction of ‘monsters’ — from Frankenstein to Donald Trump”
10:45-11:00 – Dr Jolene Armstrong (President of the Athabasca U Faculty Association & Associate Professor of English): “‘It was the secrets of heaven and earth that I desired to learn’: Negotiating liminality in the Netflix series The Frankenstein Chronicles”
11:00-11:15 – Dr Angie Abdou (Associate Professor of Creative Writing and author of Home Ice and In Case I Go): “Sorcery Meets Science: The Frankenpheme in Andrew Pyper’s The Only Child”
11:15-11:30 – Dr Mark A. McCutcheon: “Mary Shelley, Marshall McLuhan, and the discourse of technology”
11:30-12:00 – Question & Answer period
12:00 – 1:00 – Postlude: a Frankenreads Halloween DJ mix, which might sound a bit like the demo mix linked at top.
The full track list of that mix is as follows:
- 00:00 Parliament – Prelude to The Clones of Dr Funkenstein
- 01:39 Bobby “Boris” Pickett & The Cryptkickers – The Monster Mash
- 04:35 Peter Tosh – Vampire
- 07:44 Byron Lee & The Dragonaires – Frankenstein Ska
- 10:11 Brainbug – Nightmare (Sinister Strings mix)
- 17:04 Ladytron – Ghosts (Cassette Jam mix)
- 19:46 Burial – Ghost Hardware
- 21:56 Sinead O’Connor – I Am Stretched On Your Grave
- 25:41 Maestro Fresh Wes – Let Your Backbone Slide (Power mix)
- 29:53 Deadmau5 – Dr Funkenstein (original mix)
- 30:04 Deadmau5 & Michael Howe – Dr Funkenstein (Michael Howe remix)
- 31:37 Deadmau5 & Danny Jay – Dr Funkenstein (Danny Jay remix)
- 32:39 Deadmau5 – Moar Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff
- 35:41 Deadmau5 – Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff (instrumental version)
- 36:42 Michael Jackson – Thriller
- 41:34 Nine Inch Nails – Came Back Haunted
- 46:04 Siouxsie & The Banshees – Cities in Dust
- 49:48 Taco – Puttin’ On the Ritz*
- 53:06 The Paladin Project – Afraid Of the Dark
- 1:00:49 Deadmau5 – Complications
- 1:03:39 Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker
* If you know why this song’s on the playlist, then you’ve done some homework.