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Saturday, October 27 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Margaret Cavendish and the Beginnings of Science Fiction

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Margaret Cavendish’s The Description of a New World, Called the Blazing World (1666), one of the first works of science fiction, tells the story of a beautiful lady who is transported to a strange world joined “pole-to-pole” with our own. She is quickly made Empress of the Blazing World and its population of bear-men, ant-men, satyrs, and giants. This lecture will discuss Cavendish’s remarkable text and its representation of gender, science, and power. 


Kathryn Morris

Kathryn Morris is an Assistant Professor in the Early Modern Studies Program at the University of King's College.

Saturday October 27, 2018 6:30pm - 7:30pm ADT
Room 504 Ballroom Level 5