Encounter on Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley

Fri 18 May 2018,
1:30 p.m.
Collège de France
Amphithéâtre Marguerite de Navarre

Free entry, limited seats available.

he Morphogenetic Process Chair of Professor Alain Prochiantz will hold an encounter on the novel Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus by Mary Shelley in celebration of the 200th anniversary of its publication.

“Two hundred years ago, the novel by Mary Shelley was published. Imagined by a young, 19-year old woman, a myth was born. Its stunning success is troubled by a problem of identity in that often we do not remember what the name Frankenstein refers to: the creator or the creature? And say it, this name, and immediately the face of Boris Karloff comes to mind, an image veils the spirit of Mary Shelley’s text. Yet, bewilderingly, we feel that this novel speaks more of us and our scientific and technological destiny. The best is to come and see: this is why our guests, that all have a particular relationship with Frankenstein or the Modern Prometheus, will come flip through it with us, to raise questions about today that are found in its pages.” Jean-François Peyret

Speakers include: Ada Ackerman, François Ansermet, Laurence Bertrand-Dorléac, Anne-Laure Boch, Hélène Delprat, Frank Madlener, Jean-François Peyret, Alain Prochiantz, Frédéric Worms.

With the participation of Julia de Gasquet, comédienne, Marion Eudes, Yasmine Hadjali, Jordan Sajous, students from the class “Égalité des chances” with the support fo the écoles supérieures d’art dramatique de la MC-93-Maison de la culture de Seine-Saint-Denis, directed by Nicolas Bigards.