The BSFA Lecture

Every year at Eastercon, the BSFA arranges for a guest speaker from arts/humanities academia to give a lecture. Here is a list of the lectures that have been given since the series began in 2009.

BSFA Lectures

2009
Dr Shana Worthen (University of Arkansas at Little Rock) “Visualising Time in the Middle Ages”

2010
Dr Nick Lowe (Royal Holloway, University of London) “2001 and the Narratology of Transcendence”

2011
Dr Gideon Nisbet (University of Birmingham) “Prolegomena to a Steampunk Catullus: Classics and SF”

2012
Dr Marc Morris
“Regime Change in England, 1066”

2013
Dr Louise Livesey (Ruskin College Oxford) “A Highly Political Act: speech, silence, hearing and sexual violence”

2014
Dr Sara-Patricia Wasson (Edinburgh Napier University) “Trade in flesh and tears: some science fictions of organ harvest”

2014 (extra for Worldcon)
Dr Paula James (Open University) “Pygmalion’s Statue and her Synthetic Sisters: The Perfect Woman on Screen”

2015
Dr Simon Trafford (Institute of Historical Research) “‘Runar munt þu finna’: why sing pop in dead languages?”

2016
Dr Rachel Dickinson (Manchester Metropolitan University, Cheshire Campus)
“Crafting the Future: Ruskin, Textiles and Visions of Futures Past”

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