Upcoming Events


September 2018

September 18, 2018, 1-3pm @ SJSU Hammer Theatre

Monster PanelRoundtable Discussion moderated by Jonathan Gill: President Mary Papazian (“Creating a Monster with Paradise Lost“), Dr. Anand Vaidya (“What’s In Your Head? – the Moral Zombie”), Dr. Adrienne Eastwood (“Queering the Monster”) – see blog post for more information. Sponsored by an SJSU Artistic Excellence Programming Grant; also supported by Romantic Bicentennials

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – @ The Hammer Theatre (101 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95113)


Opening September 2018

Frankenstein Special Collections Exhibits with SJSU (opening 9/18/18), University of San Francisco (opening 10/18), Santa Clara University (opening 10/18) – supported by Romantic Bicentennials  – more information coming soon


October 2018

October 3, 2018, 7-10pm @ SJSU Hammer Theatre

Cumberbatch NTLEncore of the National Theatre Live Frankenstein with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller. $20 Admission – The Hammer Theatre (101 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95113)

Read a student’s review of this riveting performance

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October 5, 2018, 7-10pm @ SJSU Hammer Theatre

Cumberbatch NTLEncore of the National Theatre Live Frankenstein with Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller. $20 Admission – The Hammer Theatre (101 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95113)

Read a student’s review of this riveting performance

Purchase Tickets


October 9, 2018, 7pm @ SJSU Hammer Theatre

694x390_CordeliaFine_Featured1-minCordelia Fine on – “Science, Gender, & Equality” – Sponsored by The Knight Foundation

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – @ The Hammer Theatre (101 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95113)

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October 18, 2018, Time TBA @ SJSU Hammer Theatre

694x390_FrankensteinMoviesFrankenstein Goes to the Movies: An Evening of Film + Q&A Panel

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – @ The Hammer Theatre (101 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95113)

RSVP Required


October 24, 2018, 7:30pm @ SJSU Hammer Theatre

694x390_Gruber_Featured-minH.K. Gruber’s “Frankenstein!” for vocalist & chamber orchestra – performed by San Jose State University students

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – @ The Hammer Theatre (101 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95113)


October 26, 2018, 7pm @ SJSU Hammer Theatre

694x390_FrankensteinRadio1_Featured-minFrankenstein: The Radio Play Live – watch the production being performed!

On October 31, Frankenstein Radio Play Live will be aired on KSJS FM College Radio Station – broadcast of the previously-taped production

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – @ The Hammer Theatre (101 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95113)

More information – RSVP Required


October 31, 2018, Time & Location TBA 

Frankenreads @ Santa Clara University – An international celebration of the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein for Halloween 2018 organized by the Keats-Shelley Association of America.

More information coming soon


November 2018


November 2, 2018, 7-9pm @ The Spartan Memorial

Poe FestJoin us for the Annual Poe Fest, a celebration of Edgar Allan Poe’s incredible array of haunting poetry and prose. Attendees are invited to read, recite, and perform Poe’s stories and poems — will you be among those reciting “The Raven” this year?

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – Driving directions, parking information, and campus available online.

Sponsored by SJSU English Department


November 7, 2018, 7pm @ SJSU Hammer Theatre

694x390_MargaretOMara1_Featured-minMargaret O’Mara on “Silicon Politics” sponsored by The Knight Foundation

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – @ The Hammer Theatre (101 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95113)

More Information – RSVP Required


December 2018

coming soon!

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