Humanity and the Post-Human in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: A 200th Anniversary Symposium (14 October)
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
(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)
Poster for Professor George Hughes's paper on Elizabeth Bowen's 1926 short story "The Back Drawing-Room" at Gakushuin at 2:30pm on Wednesday 22nd February. The lecture is in English and open to all. Professor Hughes (formerly at UTokyo) and Professor Clair Hughes (formerly at ICU) will be giving a series of lectures, beginning this Saturday 18th at the University of Tokyo: see here for their full timetable.
Professor Kate Hodgkin (UEL) speaking on historiography and C17th autobiography (Toyo University, Feb 23/25)
Professor Kate Hodgkin (University of East London) is visiting Toyo University in late February to give two papers on historiography and seventeenth-century literature: 1) "Constructions of the self: memory, time and space in seventeenth-century English autobiography" (23 Feb, 14:30pm) and 2) "Unofficial Histories: Raphael Samuel and the History Workshop movement" (25 Feb, 13:30pm). Details at the Toyo University Institute of Human Sciences website. English with Japanese interpretation.
Haruki Murakami's first multivolume novel in seven years - perplexingly titled Killing Commendatore in English (騎士団長殺し) - is released in Japan on February 24th, and Kinokuniya bookstore in Shinjuku is already starting their countdown: from tomorrow (February 4th), those who pre-order the book can pick up tickets for the midnight launch on the 23rd (presumably, as this is after the last train, to be followed by reading it in the store until dawn...). Details on Kinokuniya's website.
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