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Escapology: Feeling the Art of Speculative Fiction

February 8, Monday
12:30 to 1:45 PM

Katie Brewer Ball, Doctoral Candidate, Performance Studies, NYU

The “more speculative genres,” as Junot Diaz calls them, such as science fiction and fantasy continue to enthusiastically capture the attention and interest of the American public. What precisely, is the draw that such stories hold for mass consumers, and more specifically why do they become rallying points for the more marginal publics of queers and people of color? As part of her dissertation project on the art of escapology, Katie Brewer Ball focuses on the novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao to explore the affective experiences and connections made through an attachment to speculative fiction.

41-51 East 11th Street, Room 709
between University Place and Broadway
(wheelchair access at 85-87 University Place, between 11th and 12th Streets)

Part of the Brown Bag Lunch Series — bring your own lunch and we’ll provide beverages and dessert!

This event is free and open to the public. If you need sign language interpretation services or other accommodations, please let us know as soon as possible.

For more information, please call 212-992-9540 or email csgs@nyu.edu.

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csgs spring 2017 events calendar

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a conversation among journalists, writers, & scholars with Jade E. Davis, Eric Fair, & Liat Katz, and moderated by Patrick Blanchfield

March 31, Friday
6 to 8 pm

Performance Studies Studio
721 Broadway, 6th Floor, Room 612
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a film screening & discussion with Emani Love

April 20, Thursday
7 to 9 pm

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140 East 14th Street, Multi-Purpose Room
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