University of California Riverside hosts SciFi speaker series

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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