Finnish Arctic Researcher to visit Dundee to Learn about Science Fiction Teaching and Research

Mr Marcin Dymet, of the University of Lapland, Arctic Centre, Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority Law, will be coming to Dundee from 22-28 November, to learn about the MLitt in Science Fiction and to share research and projects ideas related to the topic with staff and students. He will also be taking part in some of the events in the programme for this year’s Being Human Festival on ‘Frankenstein Returns’. Mr Dymet was attracted by Dundee as an emerging centre for SF scholarship and is keen to incorporate SF as an aspect of his own research. The coincidence with the bicentenary of Mary Shelley’s novel (the Urtext of SF which is partly based on Dundee’s relationship with the Arctic as a whaling port and base for exploration) is particularly significant.