By Nina Allan The Underground Railroad — Colson Whitehead (Fleet) I could tell by the way they pulled her arms into...
By Megan AM The Underground Railroad — Colson Whitehead (Fleet) The most famous, most advertised of the six novels on the...
By Victoria Hoyle The Underground Railroad — Colson Whitehead (Fleet) All historical fiction is alternate historical fiction, to a greater or...
By Jonathan McCalmont The Underground Railroad — Colson Whitehead (Fleet) The Underground Railroad is about as significant a novel as American...
By Nick Hubble The Underground Railroad — Colson Whitehead (Fleet) At the climax of Whitehead’s deservedly award-winning novel, the slave-catcher, Ridgeway,...
By Paul Kincaid * Azanian Bridges — Nick Wood (NewCon Press) If science fiction doesn’t make us look differently at our...
The Underground Railroad — Colson Whitehead (Fleet) The Underground Railroad is, perhaps, the best novel of 2016. I qualify that statement...
By David Hebblethwaite Ever since the Clarke Award began publishing its list of submitted titles, it has been fun...
By Jonathan McCalmont So, it turns out that the whole ‘coming up with an award shortlist’ thing is a...
By Paul Kincaid It isn’t the job of the Shadow Clarke Award jury to predict what the actual jury...
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About The Centre
J.G. Ballard & the Sciences Key
J.G. Ballard & the Sciences
Key Note Speaker: Christopher Priest
Hosted by the Anglia Ruskin Centre for Science Fiction and Fantasy (CSFF)
Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge
25th November 2017.
“Science and technology multiply around us. To an increasing extent they dictate the languages in which we speak and think. Either we use those languages, or we remain mute.” J.G. Ballard
Registration for the event is now open and space is limited. Please click here to register.
From The Drowned World’s early meditations on ecology, to the provocative prosthetics of Crash, through to the psychopathologies at work (or rather play) in Cocaine Nights, Super-Cannes and Kingdom Come, the writings of J.G. Ballard are in constant dialogue with the discourses of science and technology. As a result, his novels and short stories function as vast indexes of scientific innovation and enquiry, immersing the reader in the complex yet often beautiful languages of biology, chemistry, zoology, medicine, botany, neuroscience, bioethics, anatomy, biotechnology and psychology, to name just a few.
Papers are invited for a one-day cross-disciplinary conference on all aspects of the intersections between J.G. Ballard and science. Proposals are welcomed from researchers at all stages of their career, including postgraduate students, independent scholars and creative writers.
Please send proposals or abstracts of up to 300 words along with a short biography to Jeannette Baxter: Jeannette.Baxter@anglia.ac.uk by: August 31st, 2017.
(Saturday) 10:00 am - 5:00 pm GMT
Anglia Ruskin University, LAB 109