The Feminist Lunch Series - Erasing Frankenstein-FR

Event Date(s):
October 29, 2018
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM

Event Details:

Please mark your calendars for the next talk of our Fall 2018 Feminist Lunch Series in the Faculty of Arts to be given by Sue Sinclair, Liz Effinger and Colin Johnson (UNB English). 

The speakers will discuss “Erasing Frankenstein,” the public humanities project. This experiment in collective authorship weaves many different voices together with that of Mary Shelley, their source author and central voice. The project includes incarcerated and non-incarcerated members of the Walls to Bridges Collective—an organization dedicated to providing educational opportunities for incarcerated people—as well as students and alumni from UNB. Together, participants have created a book-length erasure poem out of Shelley’s Frankenstein, with intriguing results.

Sinclair is an award-winning poet who also holds an MA & PhD in Philosophy at the University of Toronto. Effinger’s research covers a range of issues: the queer bodies of Romanticism, in both material and disciplinary senses; the relation between late eighteenth-century German philosophy and British Romantic Literature; discourses of improvement and theories of Bildung; and the relation between psychoanalysis and nineteenth-century literature. Johnson is an English graduate student working with them on this project.

The last Fall 2018 Feminist Lunch talk by STU Sociology’s Gul Caliskan will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 20. at 12:30 in Tilley Hall, 28.

All are welcome, please bring your lunch!  

The Feminist Lunch Series is organized by the UNB Gender & Women’s Studies Program, the UNB/STU University Women’s Centre and the Office of the UNB Dean of Arts. For more information on the series, contact Sophie Lavoie (

Building: Tilley Hall

Room Number: 28


Emma Dawn Billings