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The Miscreation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

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Doheny Memorial Library (DML) (Map)
Treasure Room

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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Recreational Sports (Map)

This is a wonderful summer program for your youth to participate in.

Trojan Kids Camp focuses on the Health and Wellness of our youth.  Each participant will engage in all the sports and academic components of the program.

Just to name a few we have fun with dance, martial arts, swimming, volleyball, tennis, football, soccer, math/science and English/nutrition as it relates to the fun world of sports.  We offer an AM Snack and Lunch along with Field Trips.

People can stop by our office or go to the following website - and download the application and bring it into our office. 

Due to the recent Measles breakout, we are NOW requiring

* Proof of vaccinations card*  

If your child has meal restrictions we now require a - Special Meals form signed off by your child’s doctor.  These additional forms can be picked up from our office.

Your young person will have an awesome time with our program.  Please share this information with everyone you know.  Yes, we still have room available.   The ages are 9-15 for both boys and girls.  T

he cost for the program is $375.00 and it runs from July 1 – 26, 2019 (NO sessions on July 4 & 5 as it is a university holiday).

For more information, please contact brass@usc.edu or call 213-740-9252.