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The Miscreation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

Two hundred years ago, on a dark and stormy night in Switzerland, a group of young English intellectuals challenged one another to invent a frightening story.

Eighteen-year-old Mary Shelley—the daughter of political philosopher William Godwin and pioneering feminist writer Mary Wollstonecraft—devised the most horrific tale, which in its many forms forever altered and continually haunts the landscape of literature and popular imagination.

Considered among the first sci-fi stories in the form of a novel, Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus, documents the consequences of Victor Frankenstein’s quest to assemble from corpses and reanimate a creature of his own design.

On display here are illustrated versions of the novel, several representations of the many new creations, re-creations, and miscreations of Frankenstein’s creature that followed the original, and examples of the scientific and literary works that inspired Shelley. 

To celebrate the bicentennial anniversary of Frankenstein’s publication, the USC Libraries are partnering with Visions & Voices and schools across campus for a live, multimedia performance on April 4 at 7:30 p.m. on the front steps of Doheny Memorial Library. Find more information about the event at: libraries.usc.edu/frankenstein.

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USC Dornsife INET Workshop - Panel Data Forecasting Conference

The focus of the conference will be on improving forecasting accuracy by using both time-series and cross-sectional information.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Laura Liu  (Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System)

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Earth Month Beach Cleanup & Games with OIS

Join OIS at Earth Month Nothin' But Sand Beach Cleanup organized by Heal the Bay at Santa Monica Beach on Saturday, April 20th. After the cleanup we will be playing beach volleyball and frisbee! Limited transportation and light refreshments will be provided by OIS. RSVP now!

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Center Theatre Group (CTG)'s Going Pro Career Fair

This year’s totally free event for college and university undergraduate and graduate students will focus on Money: How to Ask for It, Make It, and Manage It. Last summer, CTG asked more than 325 local theatre program alumni what they wish they’d known before stepping into their careers in theatre. Almost everyone wanted to hear about one thing: money, from how to create and read contracts to personal finance and how to find jobs. Get ahead of the game and prepare for your future at the Going Pro Career Fair!

RSVP by April 18 at 5pm.

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Baby and Me Tour

Join other moms, dads, and caregivers for an engaging docent led tour of the museum! Tours start before public hours and fussy babies (0-2 years) are welcome! Parking is provided for larger strollers.

Free with purchase of admission.

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Emily Thebaut - DMA Voice

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Luke Woodle- BM Jazz Studies

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Jennifer Cruz - DMA Piano

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Zhaoyi Li - MM Piano

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Suraj Parthasarathy- BM Jazz Studies

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