Frankenstein 200

 Celebrating Frankenstein at 200 with the Subfield

For the many additional events within the English department this fall, visit the full list of the UMN Frankenstein Events

Wednesday, October 31: “Ghost Stories” with Subfield 

It was a dark and stormy night, so the legend says, when a group of friends held a competition to see who could write the best ghost story. From this contest, Mary Shelley produced her most famous work, Frankenstein. As part of the English Department’s bicentenary events for Frankenstein, the graduate students of the Eighteenth-and-Nineteenth-Century Subfield invite both graduate and undergraduate students to entertain and scare us with their own ghost tales.

We will be accepting pieces for the following categories: graduate fiction, graduate poetry, undergraduate fiction, and undergraduate poetry. Please limit pieces to 1500 words or less.

All entries must be submitted by midnight on October 12 via Google forms here (

On October 31, students, faculty, and the public are invited to an open reading on Halloween at historic Pillsbury Hall, Room 110 from 6:30-8pm. The winners will be invited to share their work, and we will celebrate the Halloween season and Shelley’s lasting influence on horror and science fiction with themed treats and goodies. [Closest parking: Church Street Garage].