Full details provided at Inland Empire.
This series is part of UCR’s ongoing development of scholarship in science fiction and fantasy. They offer studies up to and including a Ph.D. track. I’m impressed.
The lectures are free and open to the public. Parking costs $6.
Wednesday, April 8, 3 p.m. – Carl Freedman, “Marxism, Cinema, and Some Dialectics of Science Fiction and Film Noir.” Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Room 2212.
Thursday, April 30, 2 – 4:30 p.m. – Science Fiction Studies Symposium: The Histories of Science Fiction. Special Collections, Rivera Library, 4th floor. The symposium leads into the 2009 Eaton Science Fiction Conference May 1-3. Frederik Pohl is the keynote speaker for the conference.
Wednesday, May 6, 3 p.m. – N. Katherine Hayles, “Vernor Vinge’s Rainbow’s End and the Macropolitics of Global Spatialization.”
Wednesday, May 27, 3 p.m. – Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr. “Help Me! A Short History of Science Fiction in Music.” Humanities and Social Sciences Building, Room 2212.
Wish I could attend it.
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