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Fantasy (Forum for Philosophy)
25 May 2021, 6:00 pm – 7:15 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.
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
Danielle Sands, Fellow, Forum for Philosophy & Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Thought, RHUL
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