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?

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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?

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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.

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Oct
20
11:00 AM11:00

Frankenstein-Themed Study Room Display

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PARENTS & FAMILY WEEKEND EVENT + OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Continue the discussion around this year’s Common Read, Frankenstein, at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum.

Stop by to view a selection of artworks from the Museum’s permanent collection that speak to selected themes from the novel. Works on view include Ed Bereal’s Self-Portrait from S.M.S No. 6 (1968), in which the artist inserts an image of himself into a still from the 1939 movie Son of Frankenstein, engaging with the novel’s critical reflections on identity and otherness. Additional works address the role of science in the contemporary world, such as Catherine Wagner’s Ultra High Vacuum Chamber (1992), a photograph of high-tech machines from her Frankenstein series.

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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. 

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