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Invited speaker : Reification, Relativity, Redemption

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?

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Reification, Relativity, Redemption: Modernist Fiction and the 1920s Imagination of Science

Duration23 Oct 201823 Oct 2018
Location of eventHumanities Research Centre, Australian National University
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Degree of recognitionNational event

Event: Seminar

ID: 122756486