Atoms and Aliens in Eurasian Science Fiction

Activity Type: 
Lecture
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Presenter: 
Anindita Banerjee, Department of Comparative Literature, Cornell University
Date: 
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 16:00
Event Status: 
As Scheduled
Location: 
5405 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
Contact Person: 
Sera Passerini
Contact Phone: 
4126487407
Contact Email: 
smp125@pitt.edu

Since the mid-20th century, science fiction has shaped our view of the nuclear. The possibilities and horrors of the nuclear has had a comparable impact on utopian and dystopian science fiction. American science fiction fans are well versed in the tropes. What was the relationship between the atom and Soviet/Post-Soviet science fiction? In this live interview, Anindita Banerjee will discuss the imagination of the nuclear in Soviet and post-Soviet science fiction.

UCIS Unit: 
Center for African Studies
Asian Studies Center
Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies
Director's Office
European Studies Center
Global Studies Center
Other Pitt Sponsors: 
Matthew B. Ridgway Center for International Security Studies
Department of Communication
Department of History
Cultural Studies Program
World History Center
World Regions: 
Europe and Russia
Russia/Eastern Europe
Is Event Already in University Calendar?: 
No
Pitt Undergrads: 
5
Pitt Grad Students: 
3