Bodies and Embodiment in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Date & Time:
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 -
5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Galileo Hall, 201, 1928 Saint Mary's Road, Moraga, CA 94575
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Symptomatic of an age grappling with the emergence of biopolitics, Mary Shelley’s 1818 novel has had a lasting impact not only on science fiction, but on the ways we define the boundary between animals and humans, the monstrous and the rational - and especially on what it means to live in/as “a body.” The presenters will invite us to consider how both the novel and its many adaptations animate this idea of embodied presence.

With Sunayani Bhattacharya, Sandy Grayson, Yin Yuan, & Norm Partridge

Sponsored by the English Department and the Library

(This event was supposed to happen in fall 2018 for the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein but was postponed due to the smoke-related school closure.)


Sunayani Bhattacharya