Bard Campus Calendar

First-Year Seminar Presents

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Francine Prose on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Campus Center, Weis Cinema
4:45 pm

2017 Eugene Meyer Lecture in British History and Literature

Acclaimed Bard novelist and critic Francine Prose, who has just written the introduction to a new edition of Frankenstein published by Restless Books, makes the case for the continued relevance of this towering work of gothic fiction.
Francine Prose is the prize-winning author of twenty works of fiction, including most recently Mister Monkey. Her works of nonfiction include the widely praised Anne Frank: The Book, The Life, The Afterlife, and The New York Times bestseller Reading Like a Writer
Eugene Meyer (1875-1959) was the owner and publisher of the Washington Post, chairman of the Federal Reserve, and first president of the World Bank. Previous Eugene Meyer speakers include Sir David Cannadine, Colm Tóibín, Andrew Roberts, Fintan O'Toole and David Reynolds.

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Time: 4:45 pm

Location: Campus Center, Weis Cinema