Spring 2015 Calendar of Events
Sherryl Vint: "To Seek Out New Worlds: Science Fiction in a Global Perspective"
– 9:00 PM
Moulton Union, Main Lounge
Sherryl Vint is professor of Science Fiction Media Studies at the University of California, Riverside, where she co-directs the Science Fiction and Technoculture Studies program. She is the author and/or editor of several books, including Bodies of Tomorrow (2007), Animal Alterity (2010), The Wire (2013), Science Fiction: A Guide to the Perplexed (2014), and The Routledge Concise History of Science Fiction (2011, with Mark Bould). She co-edits the journals Science Fiction Film and Television and Science Fiction Studies.
Her talk will present an overview of science fiction in a global context, exploring the ways common science fiction icons appear differently when embedded in multiple local contexts, and will discuss the significance of the recent explosion of science fiction across the globe.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Arielle Saiber at email@example.com.
Sponsored by the Departments of Romance Languages and English and the Cinema Studies and Gender and Women's Studies Programs.
French Language Table
– 7:30 PM
Thorne Hall, Pinette Dining Room
Come and enjoy conversation while strengthening your language skills.