Shaping the Future: How Feminist Utopian Novels Used New Concepts of Time to Create Better Worlds for Everyone
What does relativity theory have to do with utopia, and why are both featured in Palace Green Library’s current exhibition on time travel literature? Come to this free lunchtime talk to find out.
In this talk, Sarah Lohmann of Durham University will investigate how certain novelists of the late 20th century, including Naomi Mitchison, Joanna Russ and Marge Piercy, employed new concepts of time, such as relativity and quantum theory, in their feminist utopian novels in order to push the boundaries of both time travel literature and utopian fiction and thereby imagine a better future for everyone.
Free entry, no booking required.
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- 20th January 2021
- Sensory Experiments in Nineteenth-Century Literature
- Online (Zoom)
- Dr Erica Fretwell (University of Albany) and Dr Shannon Draucker (Siena College)