Winona State University assistant English professors Andrea Wood and Brandy Schillace will present “Birthing the Monster: Unnatural Reproduction” at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, on the second floor of the Darrell W. Krueger Library.

Wood and Schillace will examine two papers, “Failed Futurity: Reproductive Anxieties, Undead Children, and Queering Survival in Apocalyptic Zombie Films,” and “’Children of the Night’ Dracula, Degeneration and Monstrous Birth at the fin de siècle.”

All WSU Athenaeum Series events are free and open to the public.

The Athenaeum hosts events that explore and enhance the intellectual life of the University and the region through lectures, readings, performances, discussions and other events. By bringing together scholars, performers, students and community members for intellectual discussion and the sharing of cultural experiences, the Athenaeum reflects the importance the University places on the humanities, the arts and the sciences.

For more information about the Athenaeum Series or event descriptions, call Allison Quam at 507-457-2644, email or visit