Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Lindsay Allen, a Senior at Fossil Ridge High School, will be reading her paper “Frankenstein as a Feminist Text” at the 2017 Frankenstein Colloquium

Lindsay Allen, Class of 2017
Lindsay Allen is a senior at Fossil Ridge High School in Keller Texas and has lived in that area her whole life. She is an avid piano player as well as a member of the Fossil Ridge Band where she serves as a percussionist and the Band President. Lindsay was intrigued by the novel Frankenstein by Mary Shelley when she read it in her senior english class and enjoyed the opportunity to put her thoughts on the important aspects of the feminine in the novel into her essay. Lindsay's essay argues that there is an elevated importance of femininity in Frankenstein that contradicts the normally patriarchal elements of tragedy, and is very excited to participate in this year's colloquium. Lindsay hopes to attend Texas Woman's University in the fall and wishes to pursue a degree in Music Education and Music Therapy.

Lindsay will be presenting her paper “Frankenstein as a Feminist Text” during the 3rd block in Session A in a workshop titled “Feminism in Frankenstein.”  The presentation will take place in the upper school Black Box Theatre on the 2nd floor of the Fine Arts building at 1:15pm.







Josh Leffler, a Freshman at Greenhill School, will be presenting his paper “A Challenge to Nature” at the 2017 Frankenstein Colloquium

Josh Leffler, Class of 2020
Josh Leffler is a freshman at Greenhill School, which he has attended since the seventh grade. He is a member of Greenhill's policy debate team and regularly attends tournaments around the Metroplex (and occasionally around the country). Josh has loved to read for as long as he can remember and is excited to attend the colloquium!

Josh will be presenting his paper “A Challenge to Nature” during the 2nd block in Session I, titled “Romanticism and Nature in Frankenstein.”  The session will take place in the Lower School Music room located on the first floor of the Fine Arts building starting at 10:30am.







Becca Hain, a Freshman at Greenhill School, will be presenting her paper “Natural” at the 2017 Frankenstein Colloquium

Becca Hain is a 9th grader at Greenhill School. She enjoys acting, writing, and painting.
Becca Hain, Class of 2020
Becca will be presenting her paper “Natural” during the 2nd block in Session I in a workshop called “Romanticism and Nature in Frankenstein.” The session will take place in the Lower School Music room on the 1st floor of the Fine Arts building starting at 10:30am.






Jeff Wright, a Junior at The Oakridge School, is presenting his paper “Exploring Bio-Engineering” at the 2017 Frankenstein Colloquium

Jeff Wright, Class of 2018
Jeff Wright is a student at The Oakridge School. Currently a Junior, Jeff is interested in Math, Physics, and Graphic Design. The staff at Oakridge wants to thank Jeff Wright for serving as the official graphic designer of all media and materials related to the 2017 Frankenstein Colloquium. In addition to making the posters for the event, Jeff also designed the lanyard tags that all presenters and attendees will be wearing this Monday at the event.

Jeff will be reading his paper “Exploring Bio-Engineering” during the 1st block in Session D, titled “The Ethics of Science.”  His presentation will take place in the middle school Black Box Theatre on the 2nd floor of the Fine Arts building.






Matthew Sims, a Senior at Episcopal School of Dallas, will be presenting his paper “An Exploration of Relatability in Horror: How Frankenstein Emphasizes the Uncanny” at the 2017 Frankenstein Colloquium

A senior at the Episcopal School of Dallas, Matthew Sims is a student of history, philosophy, and computer science. His interests include gaming, dogs, and current events.

Matthew Sims, Class of 2017
Matthew will be presenting his paper “An Exploration of Relatability in Horror…” during the 2nd block in Session E in a workshop called “Monsters and Mechanical Men.”  The session will take place in the Fine Arts Performance Hall starting at 10:30am.




Sophomores Zaki Farooqui and Will Gehring from The Oakridge School will be debuting their short film “Frankenstein: Rebirth” at the 2017 Frankenstein Colloquium

Zaki Farooqui, Class of 2019
A dashingly handsome, young lad, Zaki Farooqui is a sophomore at The Oakridge School, which he has attended since the 5th grade. He likes taking long walks on the beach, and gazing at the stars in the dead of night. Rumor has it that he is also an Olympic badminton player. His elective is honors integrated media which is the main reason he is able to make films. He is excited to be presenting his film "Frankenstein: Rebirth" at the colloquium along with his film partner Will Gehring. He is also excited to see what Hockaday's film team will be bringing to the table.

Will Gehring, Class of 2019
Will Gehring is a sophomore at The Oakridge School. He has been going there since he was in Kindergarten, and always enjoyed it. He is very excited for the opportunity to show his film, “Frankenstein: Rebirth,” which he made with Zaki Farooqui. The film explores an alternate ending to the book, in which Victor Frankenstein lives, but his monster does not. The main theme is that Dr. Frankenstein feels he has nothing left to lose. Will would like to thank everyone that helped make the film possible, as well as Mr. Colley and Ms. Triebwasser.

They will be showing their film both during the 1st Block and during the 2nd Block in Session J, which will take place in the Integrated Media Lab located on the 2nd floor next to the Library.