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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Altered Men: War, Body Trauma, and the Origins of the Cyborg Soldier in American Science Fiction

Dr. Sue Smith
Centre for American Studies, University of Leicester

Date: Wednesday 16 November 2011

Time: 2.15pm–3.45pm
Place: Eden 109, Liverpool Hope University 

This CCDS Research Forum will host Dr. Sue Smith’s discussion of the emergence of (and fascination with) the altered human male in American Science Fiction. In particular, the focus will be on the reconstruction of the impaired soldier and Science Fiction texts that coincide with major wars and conflicts in western society. Additionally, Dr. Smith will offer analysis of texts and their significance to disability and gender at the time of their publication, and propose the need for further research in relation to more recent representations of the impaired soldier in Science Fiction. 

For further information, please contact:
Dr. David Bolt
Director, Centre for Culture & Disability Studies
Editor, Journal of Literary & Cultural Disability Studies
Lecturer and Recognised Researcher, Education
Telephone: 0151 291 3346
Office: EDEN 128
Postal address: Graduate School, Faculty of Education, Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool, L16 9JD.

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