The Curren(t)cy of Frankenstein

The Curren(t)cy of Frankenstein

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    Clopton Auditorium

    Wohl Clinic Building, School of Medicine Campus

    4950 Childrens Pl

    St. Louis, MO 63110

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    A three-day forum celebrating the novel’s 200th anniversary by contemplating its bearing today in medical research, practice and ethics.


    Friday, Sept. 28
    6:30 p.m.Pre-event reception
    7-9 p.m.Program in WUSM Clopton Auditorium

    “Shelley’s Frankenstein and Modern Medical Practice: A Family Story of Lobotomy”
    Luke Dittrich – Author of “Patient H.M.: A Story of Memory, Madness and Family Secrets”

    Saturday, Sept. 29
    6:30 p.m.Pre-event reception
    7-9 p.m.Program in WUSM Clopton Auditorium
    A part of the Arts & Sciences Connections Series

    “Frankenstein, the Homunculus, and the Long History of Artificial Life”
    William Newman – Distinguished Professor and Ruth N. Halls Professor in History and Philosophy at Indiana University

    Sunday, Sept. 30
    1:30 p.m.Pre-event reception
    2-4 p.m.Program in WUSM Clopton Auditorium

    “We Must Save Frankenstein’s Monster”
    Amy Pawl – Senior Lecturer of English at Washington University
    “We Must Kill Frankenstein”
    Minsoo Kang – Professor of History at University of Missouri-St. Louis

    Each day begins with a scene from Nick Dear’s play, “Frankenstein,” and ends with a panel discussion on Frankenstein’s relevance to medical practice today.


    Special assistance is available for those with disabilitiesplease indicate if needed when completing your registration form.

    Guests should park in the Plaza Garage (formerly called South Garage) located at 3 Barnes Hospital Plaza Drive. Late arrivals won’t be admitted to the auditorium until after the 15-minute dramatic performance at the beginning of the program.

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