Alternative Worlds: A retrospective of the last 111 years – London, March-June 2011

Alternative Worlds: A retrospective of the last 111 years
Seminar in Visual Culture 2011
Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies, Room ST 274
(School of Advanced Study, Stewart House, 32 Russell Square, WC1B 5DN London)

See website for all abstracts:

Wednesday 30 March 2011, 6.30pm – 9.00pm
Sascha Pohflepp, ‘The Golden Institute’
Susanne Kord, ‘From the American Myth to the American Dream: Lone Legends and ‘Family Values’ as Alternative Worlds in Recent Hollywood Westerns’

Wednesday 27 April 2011, 6.30pm – 9.00pm
Mark Pilkington, ‘Flying Saucers are (almost) Real – Dreaming the future from 1716 to the present’
Ingo Cornils, ‘Between Bauhaus and Bügeleisen: the iconic style of Raumpatrouille (1966)’
Rachel Steward, ‘A Science Fiction of the Present’

Wednesday 25 May 2010, 6.30pm – 9.00pm
Daniel García-Castellanos, ‘Science and Myth of other possible Mediterraneans’
Ricarda Vidal, ‘Atlantropa – 1927 to 2011’
Deborah Jaffé, ‘Utopia – Clara Louisa Wells’

Wednesday 15 June, 6.30pm – 9.00pm
Patricia Silva McNeill, ‘The last city of the future’: perspectives on Brasília in literature, film and the media
Christopher Daley, ‘The landscape is coded’: J.G. Ballard’s Early Fiction and Visual Culture
Elena Solomides, ‘JG Ballard’s High-Rise as a critique of modern living’