Guest Faculty Lecture will focus on “Models of Space Future in Science Fiction” Monday
A guest faculty lecture featuring Larisa Mikhaylova, Ph.D., of Lomonosov Moscow State University, is sponsored by the department of Space Studies as follows:
Topic: "Models of Space Future in Science Fiction of 2000-2012”
Date: Monday, May 21st
Time: 1:30 p.m.
Location: Ryan Hall, Room 111
About the Topic: Is international cooperation essential for the humankind movement into the Universe? What may be the goals of space exploration as seen by contemporary science fiction writers today, in the beginning of the 21st century? These questions will be approached from the perspective of comparative culture research on the basis of Russian and American new trends in literature and film.
About the Speaker:Larisa Mikhaylova (b. 1954) – Editor, literary critic and translator. Ph.D. (Moscow State University, 1982). Teaches World Literature of the 20th Century, History and Translation of Science Fiction and SF TV Series at MSU. Russian Society of American Culture Studies Academic Secretary. SF magazine Supernova. F&SF Chief Editor (www.snovasf.com). SFRA and SFWA member. Interests: drama, science fiction and gender aspects of culture. Translated into Russian fiction by many SF authors, among them Ursula Le Guin and Pat Cadigan.
Note: Dr. Mikhaylova is the mother of our on-campus student, Iva Gerasimenko. Please show your support.
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