Talking American Literature and Culture: “Experimental: Language Writing, Two Whales, and a Dream of the Future”

  • Date: –17:00
  • Location: Zoom meeting:
  • Lecturer: Natalia Cecire (Senior Lecturer in American Literature, University of Sussex)
  • Organiser: Department of English, Uppsala University
  • Contact person: Daniel Kane
  • Föreläsning

The Cold War produced two prominent literary discourses of futurity:“experimental” writing and science fiction. Considering them together via a collocation in 1980s San Francisco, this talk analyzes the investments in epistemic virtue that animated these formally disparate modes for imagining languages of the future.