Luke Dittrich, “Shelley’s Frankenstein and  Modern Medical Practice: A Family Story of Lobotomy”
Sep
27
5:00 PM17:00

Luke Dittrich, “Shelley’s Frankenstein and Modern Medical Practice: A Family Story of Lobotomy”

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Assembly Series Lecture.

Luke Dittrich is a national magazine award-winning journalist and contributing writer at The New York Times Magazine.

Dittrich will speak on his book, Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness and Family Secrets. Patient H.M. tells the fascinating and sometimes troubling true story of Henry Molaison, an amnesic who became the most studied human research subject ever. Dittrich explores of the history of memory science and raises urgent questions about the ethics of medical research and human experimentation.

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Forum on the Curren(t)cy of Frankenstein
Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

Forum on the Curren(t)cy of Frankenstein

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Performances and multidisciplinary lectures taking place on three evenings, Forum on The Curren(t)cy of Frankenstein celebrates the 200th anniversary of the novel’s publication by contemplating its bearing today in the context of medical research, practice, and ethics. Each event begins with performance from the celebrated adaptation of Frankenstein by playwright Nick Dear, followed by different scholarly lectures. September 28Luke Dittrich“Shelley’s Frankenstein and Modern Medical Practice: A Family Story of Lobotomy.” Click event title above for more information.

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Forum on the Curren(t)cy of Frankenstein
Sep
29
7:00 PM19:00

Forum on the Curren(t)cy of Frankenstein

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Performances and multidisciplinary lectures taking place on three evenings, Forum on The Curren(t)cy of Frankenstein celebrates the 200th anniversary of the novel’s publication by contemplating its bearing today in the context of medical research, practice, and ethics. Each event begins with performance from the celebrated adaptation of Frankenstein by playwright Nick Dear, followed by different scholarly lectures. September 29William Newman“Frankenstein, the Homunculus, and the Long History of Artificial Life.” Click event title above for more information.

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Forum on the Curren(t)cy of Frankenstein
Sep
30
2:00 PM14:00

Forum on the Curren(t)cy of Frankenstein

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Performances and multidisciplinary lectures taking place on three evenings, Forum on The Curren(t)cy of Frankenstein celebrates the 200th anniversary of the novel’s publication by contemplating its bearing today in the context of medical research, practice, and ethics. Each event begins with performance from the celebrated adaptation of Frankenstein by playwright Nick Dear, followed by different scholarly lectures. September 30, joint lecture: Minsoo Kang, “We Must Kill Frankenstein,” and Amy Pawl, “We Must Save Frankenstein’s Monster.” Click event title above for more information.

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Performance: “Rocky Horror Show”
Oct
19
to Oct 28

Performance: “Rocky Horror Show”

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On stage October 19, 20, 21, 26, 27, 28

Newlyweds Brad and Janet have blown a tire. They abandon their car and stumble into the Edison Theatre – right into Frank N Furter’s castle in Transylvania. Here their naive notions of sexual identity will be forever changed. Just in time for Parent’s Weekend and Halloween, The Rocky Horror Show will put a sassy musical finish to Washington University’s Frankenstein@200 programming. Come on and do “The Time Warp” with us!

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Victor LaValle, author of “Victor LaValle’s Destroyer,” a modern interpretation of the Frankenstein story
Oct
31
4:30 PM16:30

Victor LaValle, author of “Victor LaValle’s Destroyer,” a modern interpretation of the Frankenstein story

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Victor LaValle is the author of the short story collection Slapboxing with Jesus, four novels — The EcstaticBig MachineThe Devil in Silver, and The Changeling — and two novellas, Lucretia and the Kroons and The Ballad of Black Tom. He is also the creator and writer of a comic book Victor LaValle's DESTROYER.

He has been the recipient of numerous awards including a Whiting Writers' Award, a United States Artists Ford Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Shirley Jackson Award, an American Book Award, and the key to Southeast Queens.

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Parabola 2017: Frankenstein
Dec
2
1:00 PM13:00

Parabola 2017: Frankenstein

The Des Lee Gallery presents Parabola 2017: Frankenstein, an exhibition that will encourage cross-disciplinary investigations relating to the various issues raised in the book. How does Frankenstein relate to the idea of the "other" in sociological contexts? What are the book's influences on popular culture, art, and medicine? How does the "year without a winter" that is referenced in the novel relate to climate change and environmental issues? (Click title for more information.)

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Parabola 2017: Frankenstein
Dec
1
6:00 PM18:00

Parabola 2017: Frankenstein

The Des Lee Gallery presents Parabola 2017: Frankenstein, an exhibition that will encourage cross-disciplinary investigations relating to the various issues raised in the book. How does Frankenstein relate to the idea of the "other" in sociological contexts? What are the book's influences on popular culture, art, and medicine? How does the "year without a winter" that is referenced in the novel relate to climate change and environmental issues? (Click title for more information.)

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The Monster’s Library exhibition
Nov
27
to Mar 30

The Monster’s Library exhibition

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A Book Made of Books: Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: The Monster’s Library, a special exhibit at Olin Library, celebrates the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Curated by students in IPH 450A: Frankenstein, Origins and Afterlives, the exhibit explores Frankenstein as a book made up of other books. Students have drawn on rare texts from the collections of Olin Library and the Becker Medical Library, including a valuable early edition of Frankenstein. (Click title for more information.)

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Frankenstein Double Feature: A Cinematic Celebration
Oct
20
7:00 PM19:00

Frankenstein Double Feature: A Cinematic Celebration

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The Program in Film & Media Studies and the Center for the Humanities offer a double feature of Frankenstein films.

7 pm:  Director James Whale’s camp classic Bride of Frankenstein (1935). The scientist (Colin Clive) sets about to build his lonely monster (Boris Karloff) a mate (Elsa Lancaster).
8:30 pm: Mel Brooks’ comedic masterpiece Young Frankenstein (1974). Dr. Frankenstein’s American grandson (Gene Wilder) visits his ancestor’s castle and is soon drawn into his own misguided experimentation. (Click title for more information.)

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CONFERENCE: Frankenstein at 200
Oct
13
8:30 AM08:30

CONFERENCE: Frankenstein at 200

The Frankenstein at 200 conference at Washington University brings together scholars from several universities and disciplines, including history, philosophy, fine arts, literature, Africana studies and performing arts. Our goal is to foster discussion on a range of topics broached in Frankenstein and still relevant today. (Click title for more information.)

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