Organic Systems: SF & Ecology on Screen

Organic Systems: Science Fiction & Ecology Today

Session 2: SF & Ecology on Screen (Birkbeck Cinema): 23rd May 2019

Organic Systems is a series of four workshops on Science Fiction and Ecology, aimed primarily at postgraduate research students and supported by CHASE, the Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts in South-East England. The series is a collaboration between Birkbeck and Goldsmiths, two colleges of the University of London, and specifically between the Centre for Contemporary Literature (Birkbeck) and the Critical Ecologies research strand (Goldsmiths). Each workshop has the following aims:

* To provide beneficial research expertise from guest speakers in designated training sessions.

* To hold round-table sessions in which guest speakers with strong research interests and expertise will present and discuss ideas – with contributions also welcome from the registered participants.

* To encourage meeting and networking among scholars in related areas, leading to the development of this research area.

The second of the four workshops will be held at Birkbeck on Thursday 23rd May 2019. The programme will be as follows:


2-3: PhD Training session (BBK Cinema):

‘Fellowships in Fantastic Fiction’ with Dr James Machin (former Visiting Fellow at the University of Riverside, California and Harry Ransom Centre, Texas).

3:30-5: Panel (BBK Cinema):

‘SF and Ecology on Screen’. Speakers including Sean Cubitt (Goldsmiths), Katie Stone (Birkbeck), Francis Gene-Rowe (Royal Holloway).

As well as registering with CHASE, please reserve your free place for this afternoon's session here so that we can manage attendance in this venue.

5-6: Reception outside BBK Cinema.

6-9: Screening of Solaris (1972, dir. Andrei Tarkovsky) in Clore Lecture Theatre, Birkbeck, introduced by London Science Fiction Research Community. Please book a free ticket for this screening here.


Image by Andrey Sansonov, used under a CC BY-NC-ND licence.


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