Eleventh Ralahine Utopian Studies Workshop

Eleventh Ralahine Utopian Studies Workshop

Eleventh Ralahine Utopian Studies Workshop

Ralahine Science Fiction:  Texts and Contexts

Wednesday, 8 April 2015 
Millstream Common Room, University of Limerick

12:30    Welcome and Introduction: Michael G. Kelly 

12:45 - 14:45    Panel 1 - Chair: Michael J. Griffin

  • Mariano Paz, “Third Worlds Apart: Space Exploration and Dystopia in Argentine Cinema”
  • Sara Buggy, “‘The Deadliest of all Deadly Things’: Romance and the Contemporary Young Adult Dystopia”
  • Jack Fennell, “Welcome to the World of Tomorrow: The Conflict between Tradition and Modernity in Irish Science Fiction”
  • Respondent: Kim Stanley Robinson

14:45    Coffee Break

15:00 - 17:00    Panel 2 - Chair: Joachim Fischer

  • Tom Moylan, “Rereading Frankenstein: Dystopian Failure and Utopian Hope”
  • Aileen Dillane, “Music and the Utopian Impulse: Sun Ra’s Space is the Place”
  • Carmen Kuhling, “The Zombie and the Post-crisis Political Imaginary”
  • Respondent: Kim Stanley Robinson 

17:30    Reception and Reading, Foundation Building, Chair: Aileen Dillane

18:00    Book Launch by Kim Stanley Robinson: Jack Fennell, Irish Science Fiction.

18:20    Reading: Kim Stanley Robinson

Workshop sponsored by the Ralahine Centre for Utopian Studies