Event title:

Emerging Thinkers Tea-Time Talks - 'Recycling the Human Body in contemporary speculative fiction '

Event details

Thursday, February 15, 2018
18:30 - 20:30
BJL Teaching Room 1 - Ground Floor
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Event description

Title  'Recycling the Human Body in contemporary speculative fiction'.

Speaker: Layla Hendow, PhD candidate in English Literature, University of Hull.


Contemporary apocalyptic fiction explores the different ways that the collapse of civilisation will unravel. From environmental ruin to political and social chaos, this genre of fiction is concerned with what humans will be faced with during and after apocalyptic events. They are often cautionary tales speculating on a world that may become reality if we do not change our current habits. 

This talk focuses on another side to apocalyptic fiction – the fate of the human body. The aim will be to explore the intriguing adaptation of the human body in apocalyptic fiction. As corporeal waste, the human body is deconstructed, manipulated and fragmented in apocalypse fiction. It is transplanted into resourceful matter, made malleable and recycled. Through analysing fiction and film adaptation by twentieth and twenty-first century authors and filmmakers, this talk aims to offer a new perspective on commonplace recycling waste by considering the human body itself as something worth recycling.  

Link to Layla's academic profile:  https://hull.academia.edu/LaylaHendow

Cost: Free Admission – All welcome but booking is required in order to guarantee a place and to enable us to ensure we have an adequately sized room booked for the session. 

Enquiries:  Jackie McAndrew - Monday to Weds - OpenCampus work days. 

Email: opencampus@hull.ac.uk

Telephone: 01482 466585

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The OpenCampus Programme is the University of Hull's open access adult lifelong learning education programme.  You can attend one session or all the sessions in a series.  Sessions are informal and friendly and are not traditional public lectures.  We do not charge for admission to sessions so we utilise the University's normal teaching spaces when they are not required for student teaching (lecture theatres and seminar rooms).  We try to provide access to one of the University Cafes as part of the experience, but cannot guarantee this. We try to time sessions to meet the needs of the majority of our learners. We like to accommodate the needs of all attendees (seen and unseen needs) by having a comfort break at each session.   We may offer specialist one off sessions for which we may make a charge.

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