All 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:
- Professor Simon James: The Machine Starts: H.G. Wells’s Transports
- Dr Alistair Brown: Transgressing the Uncanny Valley: Cybersex and Android Incest
- Elizabeth Drialo: ‘In an Insane World, It was the Sanest Choice: The Robots of Charles Dickens’s The Mudfog Papers
- Dr Richard Sugg: Vampires and Poltergeists
- Lauren Owen: Vampires and Bodysnatchers
- Roisin Mccloskey: Fantasies of Childhood in Peter Pan
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.