Dystopia Apocalypse and Contemporary Women's Writing
Professor Susan Watkins investigates the way in which contemporary women writers offer a fresh take on dystopian and apocalyptic themes.
Novels and films that imagine the end of the world as we know it have never been more popular, but what are the reasons for these visions of bleak, dystopian or apocalyptic futures? This talk investigates the ways in which contemporary women writers such as Margaret Atwood offer a fresh take on this trend.
This event is part of Leeds Cultural Conversations, a series of lunchtime talks organised by the Centre for Culture & the Arts. For more information on the series please visit the website.