26 Jan 2018

Frankenstein at 200: A Conversation

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Join us on Friday, January 26th, at 6 pm for a conversation with professors and graduate students in the University of Pennsylvania English department to celebrate the bicentennial of the publication of Mary Shelley’s classic novel “Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus.”

On the panel will be Dr. Michael Gamer, Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania; Eric Alan Weinstein, coordinator of The Unbinding Prometheus Project and the Penn Shelley Seminar; Travis Lau and Mark Firmani, PhD candidates at UPenn.

These scholars will present and discuss the many lives of this 200-year-old book, from a history of medicine and science perspective, tying neatly into the Frankenstein/Dracula exhibit at the Rosenbach Institute; to digital versions of Frankenstein and its long history as a digital text, starting with critical digital humanities research done here at UPenn; and Ahmad Saadawi’s novel “Frankenstein in Baghdad,” newly translated from Arabic. And of course, your questions!