This is a reading of the entire novel Frankstein by various volunteers throughout the university and community across three nights. Refreshments and amusements will be provided. Princeton’s event is part of a world-wide “Frankenread” which is being recorded, in samples, by the NEH.

“The Frankenread” — a viva voce reading, by dozens of participants, of the entire 1818 Frankenstein. One volume each night. Free and open to everyone. A screening of Thomas Edison’s silent film, Frankenstein will be shown.

If you are interested in being a reader please contact Professor Susan Wolfson at

Presented by Princeton University’s English Department and Humanities Council.


“It’s alive!: Why you need to hear ‘Frankenstein’ read aloud” | The Philadelphia Inquirer, October 23, 2018

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Chancellor Green Rotunda is located adjacent to the East Pyne building on the University campus.

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Presented By

  • Humanities Council
  • Department of English

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