Reification, Relativity, Redemption

  • Randall Stevenson (Invited speaker)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Public lecture/debate/seminar


Public seminar.

By the 1920s, life in industrialised countries was thoroughly ruled by the clock. Yet new ideas -- Einstein's particularly -- were making time and its measurement seem less sure than ever. Novels such as Virginia Woolf's Mrs Dalloway (1925) demonstrate some of the conflicting temporalities which followed in modernist fiction. But what about other forms of literature and imagination? How did contemporary science fiction respond to Relativity? How far did its fantastic imagination extend the interests of modernist literature?
Period23 Oct 2018
Event typeSeminar
LocationCanberra, AustraliaShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational