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Article on the ‘Lost Scottish Father of American Science Fiction’

The Dundee Courier has just published a detailed and lavishly illustrated article on the Dundee Science Fiction Programme’s ongoing efforts to rediscover and republish the work of the lost Scottish father of American science fiction, Robert Duncan Milne. Milne wrote around 70 or more SF stories in the 1880s and ‘90s. Research student Arin Brin’s

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Professor Samuel Weber (Northwestern University) on Singularities

We are delighted to announce that the Centre will be hosting an event on 24 March 2021 with Samuel Weber, to celebrate the forthcoming publication of his new book, Singularities: Poetics and Politics (University of Minnesota Press, 2021). Some chapters of the book will be the focus of a reading group in the new semester.

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Work-in-Progress Seminars 2021

The Work-in-Progress seminars will restart in 2021. The first sessions will be: 3 Feb      Michael Gratzke 17 Feb    Thom Giddens More information on these and other sessions will appear here in the new year.

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Aesthetics Reading Group to launch in January 2021

A new reading group to be organised by Mark Robson and Heather Yeung will be launched in the new year. Please check back here in January for details of the first readings.

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New Poetry Booklet by Wyvern Poets and Guests published

The third annual booklet of verses by Wyvern Poets and guests in response to the theme of this year’s Being Human national festival of the Humanities – ‘New Worlds’ – is now available. Our original intention was to treat the idea of the Moon as the ultimate blank page for the human imagination throughout history.

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Winter Walks & Takeaway: Astronomy, Stars and the Moon

Join us at Hospitalfield House, Arbroath, on Friday 4 December 2020, from 7 – 8pm for a winter walk and take-away food. Keith Williams, reader of English at University of Dundee, will lead the discusses the Great Moon Hoax of 1835, series of six articles that were published in The Sun, a New York newspaper,

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PhD Success for Zahra Alamri

Congratulations to PhD Student, Zahra Alamri, who has passed her Viva with flying colours, with only minor corrections. Zahra’s PhD Project is ‘The Role of Gender in Medieval English Theatre’.

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‘Lunar Tricks’ Online event – watch here

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Being Human Festival – ‘Moon Hoax’ article online

Click here to read an article about the ‘Moon Hoax’ of the 1830s.

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Nicole Devarenne to join 2020 Arthur C Clark Awards Judging Panel

Congratulations to Centre member, Dr Nicole Devarenne, who is to join the judging panel for the next Arthur C Clarke Award. It will be the 35th Award, for books published in the UK during 2020. The first winner (in 1987) was Margaret Atwood, for The Handmaid’s Tale. Nicole will be one of five judges, nominated

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