Evening Talks

@ Palace Green Library

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19 June 2017

6–8pm

£12.50 (includes exhibition entry, both talks below, and a drink)

Join the Palace Green Library for two evening talks by Durham University staff relating to time travel, futures, literature and art.

Storytelling as Time Travel. Simon James, Durham University

Time travel is a theme of modern-day science fiction such as Dr Who, and has been a property of storytelling for as long as stories have existed.  Hear how narrative is a kind of time travel and how authors like Charles Dickens, Alfred Tennyson and H.G. Wells, and present day writers use time travel not only to tell wonderful stories, but to reshape the world in the present and future.

‘Out of time’: Counter Futures in Contemporary Black Fiction and Art. Jennifer Terry, Durham University

Jennifer Terry explores time lapse, time travel and forms of historical archive or time capsule within the work of artist Ellen Gallagher and novelist Octavia Butler. She asks how, in worlds where time has run out, playing with time opens up understandings.

Image credit: Taken from Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation by Octavia Butler, illustrated by John Jennings and adapted by Damian Duffy (Abrams ComicArts). © 2017 Damian Duffy and John Jennings

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Palace Green Library
Palace Green
Durham
DH1 3RN

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