Leeds Cultural Conversations - Dystopia and Women’s Writing
The first in this years Leeds Cultural Conversations series was centred around dystopia and women’s writing. Professor Susan Watkins, from the School of Cultural Studies and Humanities, examined why dystopian fiction is so popular today, and provided a review of The Testaments, the eagerly awaited follow up to Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaids Tale.
Leeds Cultural Conversations is a series of public lectures organised by the Centre for Culture & the Arts at Leeds Beckett University. The series is run in partnership with Leeds City Council with support from publisher Palgrave Macmillan. Free to event and open to the public, each event showcases a different piece of leading research being undertaken by our academic colleagues from our specialist research centre and we encourage debate with all that attend.
Susan Watkins is Professor in the School of Cultural Studies and Humanities and Director of the Centre for Culture and the Arts. She is an expert in contemporary women's fiction and feminist theory.