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Fantasy (Forum for Philosophy)

25 May, 6:00 pm7:15 pm

Fantasy is often perceived as an escapist illusion that hinders our engagement with reality, but this overlooks its imaginative potential. How is fantasy structured and what roles does it serve? What can it teach us about ourselves, our relationships, and our construction of reality? Can fantasy be political? Join us for a re-assessment of fantasy, drawing on philosophy, psychoanalysis, and art.

 

Speakers
Maria Balaska, Research Fellow in Philosophy, University of Hertfordshire
Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh, Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Babson College
Adam Roberts, Science Fiction and Fantasy Author & Professor of Nineteenth-Century Literature, RHUL

 

Chair
Danielle Sands, Fellow, Forum for Philosophy & Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Thought, RHUL

 

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Details

Date:
25 May
Time:
6:00 pm – 7:15 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/theforum/programme/fantasy/

Venue

Online via Zoom

Organiser

Forum for Philosophy
Website:
https://www.philosophy-forum.org