Literary Criticism and the Fantastic

robotAll are welcome to a series of short lectures on 14th March which will explore how literature depicts the fantastic. This workshop at Palace Green Library ties in with the exhibition Robot, which runs until 27th April.

Update: Podcasts of several of the papers from this event are now available to listen to.

The papers, delivered by members of the Department of English studies, include:


The event, which is open to all, starts at 14.00 in the Dene Room, Palace Green Library. It is organised by Inventions of the Text in conjunction with Palace Green Library.

For an insight into the thinking behind the Robot! exhibition, and the way literature has influenced it, check out this READ post The Robots Are Coming.


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    1. Not sure if this will be podcasted as most of the presenters will be delivering unpublished research or research in progress. However, you can already access a couple of longer lectures on similar topics. Elizabeth Drialo’s lecture on Dickensian steampunk is here: and Lauren Owen’s synopsis of the fictional vampire is here:


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