Frankenreads Monster Read-a-thon at SCU, with Photo Gallery

From College Notes 11-16-18: “Kirstyn Leuner (English) organized a marathon reading of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein on Halloween to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the novel, published in 1818. A mix of students, faculty, staff, and community members read 15-minute increments of the novel from a podium staged just outside of University Library, in front of a spooky forest backdrop and other themed decorations. The event lasted from 8am until 5pm, with Michelle Burnham’s (English) CTW class and Matt Gomes (English) uttering the creature’s final words. The Department of English, University Library, the Center for Arts and Humanities and the English Club generously sponsored the event. SCU’s event…

160 Hours of Precious Reading Time

This week in my Women Poets of the Romantic Period (WPRP) collection work, I read through all of volume 1 of Ann MacVicar Grant’s Letters from the mountains: being the real correspondence of a lady, between the years 1773 and 1807 (1809). And the question was, at the end of my reading time on Wednesday: Do I spend my 10 hours in WPRP next week reading all of volume 2? (Another ~300 pages) And for the moment, I think my answer is no. (This may be the wrong answer.) I’m worried — perhaps too worried — that if I spend…

Researching the Women Poets of the Romantic Period Collection – Week 1

For the 2011-2012 academic year, Special Collections in CU’s Norlin library hired me as a Researcher to read as much of the Women Poets of the Romantic Period (WPRP) collection as I can and to curate exhibits in time for the 18th- and 19-Century British Women Writers Conference that will be hosted in Boulder, CO next June. The exhibits will include (1) an in-house display of particular pieces of the collection to be set up in Special Collections in Norlin Library, as well as (2) a digital exhibit. Both exhibits need to center around the BWWC 2012 theme of “Landmarks”…