線上講座：The Web and the Slack: Contemporary Singapore Speculative Fiction
日期：13 Oct 2021
時間：10.00 AM - 11.30 AM
可參與觀眾：Alumni, Current Students, Industry/Academic Partners, Prospective Students, Public
主辦單位：NTU English（新加坡南洋理工大學，英文系）, CCLC（南洋理工大學，中華語言文化中心）
線上座談 Zoom 註冊鏈接：https://ntu-sg.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJYvfumvrzwvGdcdGSWjTO_bCuvnG5OsnOuZ
簡介：Speculative fiction is an umbrella category composed of several genres including fantasy and science fiction, which are set in worlds that structurally diverge from our own in certain respects. In this talk, I’ll consider two recent works of speculative fiction by Singapore authors Neon Yang and Teo Kok Keong 張國強*, both of whom interweave aspects of the real world with an assortment of SF and fantasy elements. An underlying concern in both sets of works, I argue, involves the relationship between centralized authority and individual agency, together with the matrix of power and information within which they are both located.
講座教授簡介：Carlos Rojas is Professor of Chinese Cultural Studies, Gender, Sexuality, & Feminist Studies, and Cinematic Arts at Duke University. He is the author, editor, and translator of numerous books, including Homesickness: Culture, Contagion, and National Transformation in Modern China.
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