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USD Hosts 'Frankenstein' Bicentennial Conference Oct. 12-13

Profile photo of Frankenstein. USD hosts the "Frankenstein" Bicentennial Undergraduate Conference Oct. 12-13

VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota Department of English invites university and area community members to attend the “Frankenstein” Bicentennial Undergraduate Conference Oct. 12-13.

The conference begins with an evening reception Oct. 12 from 6-9 p.m. at The Bean Coffeehouse in downtown Vermillion. The reception features dramatic readings from Mary Shelley’s novel, casual conversation, refreshments and door prizes.

On Oct. 13, there will be five panel presentations by undergraduates from USD, other South Dakota colleges and from schools across the nation from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. in MUC Ballroom C. Panels focus on topics such as monstrosity, science and technology, gender politics and more.

The conference is free and open to the public. For more information and to register, please visit the conference website.


USD's College of Arts & Sciences offers students a top-notch undergraduate liberal arts education in the humanities, social sciences and sciences as well as graduate programs that have earned USD distinction as a research university by the Carnegie Foundation. The college's more than 22,000 alumni include famous journalists, Hollywood screenwriters, novelists, a Nobel Prize winner, South Dakota governors, attorneys, physicians, justices of the state Supreme Court, distinguished university faculty and international humanitarians.


Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.


Hanna DeLange
USD News