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Commemorating the 200th anniversary of the publication of “Frankenstein” in 1818, this Sophia University international symposium, co-organized by Kimiyo Ogawa and Laurence Williams, is sponsored by the Sophia European Institute and supported by the international festival “Frankenreads”.

The event takes place in Sophia University Library on Sunday 14th October, 2018. The timetable is as follows (event is free to attend and no registration is required)

14:00 Laurence Williams (Sophia University)
Introduction: “Frankenstein at 200”

14:10 Jerrold E. Hogle (University of Arizona)
“The Gothic Image and the Quandaries of Science in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein– and Today”

(15:10 Coffee break)

15:40 Takayuki Tatsumi (Keio University)
“Dr. Franklin’s Children: Frankenstein, Tesla and Gernsback”

(16:40 Coffee break)

17:00 Noah Heringman (University of Missouri)
“Science and Human Animality in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

18:00 Closing roundtable, with
Kimiyo Ogawa (Sophia University)
Takashi Ito (Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)