Join Stanford's Robert Pogue Harrison, Ana Ilievska, and Tobias Wolff for a webinar discussion of Robert Louis Stevenson’s short 1885 novel, "The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." The "hybrid" event will take place 7-9 p.m. (PST) on Tuesday, April 12, at the Bechtel Conference Center of Encina Hall, 616 Jane Stanford Way, on the Stanford campus – and you can participate virtually, too.
Stanford’s Prof. Robert Harrison, an acclaimed author and director of Another Look, will lead the discussion, joined by the eminent novelist Tobias Wolff, founding director of Another Look and a National Medal of Arts winner, and Ana Ilievska, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow and Stanford Humanities Center and a lecturer in Stanford’s Department of French and Italian.
Stevenson’s short 1885 novel is universally known but little read today – an important reason why it needs “another look.” Vladimir Nabokov called it “a fable that lies nearer to poetry than to ordinary prose fiction.” The Russian author compared it to Flaubert’s "Madame Bovary" or Gogol’s "Dead Souls."
Stevenson’s dark vision had come to him in a dream – as it had for Mary Shelley, who went on to write "Frankenstein," a book that Another Look featured in 2018. Both works share a fascination with the limits of science, medicine, and technology on our humanity.
Like all our events, this webinar is free and open to the public. Please register if you would like to attend the in-person event, or are planning to attend virtually only. Walk-ins are welcome, too. Bring your friends!
Face coverings are no longer required at Stanford, but are strongly recommended while indoors. We will keep you informed as events change.