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Feminist Science Fiction Online Bar with Ursula K. Le Guin
reading group each monday (6 – 8 pm) from 21st Sep to 19th Oct
*limited # participants
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Best known for her speculative and feminist science fiction texts, there has been a growing interest in Ursula K. Le Guin’s work again for some time. Her utopian – feminist – anarchist writings are refreshing and inspiring counter-narratives to apocalyptic, end-time thinking.
In our reading group, we will explore some short stories and essays by science fiction author Ursula K. Le Guin.
And so we invite you to join our online bar: In a relaxing atmosphere in front of our laptops and with a drink, we will read together and see where the texts take us and what attracts our attention.
No prior knowledge is required, so it doesn’t matter if you have never read a feminist science fiction story or if you are the biggest fan in the world. We will provide text excerpts and a drink recipe for each session.
The meetings will take place on five consecutive Mondays every week (21.9., 28.9., 5.10., 12.10., 19.10.2020) from 6 to 8 pm. Once you have registered we will share the details of the online classroom.
If you would like to register, we would be happy to learn something about you: Share a sentence, a drawing, a GIF etc. about what motivated you to want to join the reading circle.
The reading group is organized by Svenja Simone Schulte and Juliane Rettschlag, who are both interested in feminist science fiction as a mode of creating emancipatory counter-narratives.
Svenja Simone Schulte is currently studying the Master Art in Context at the UDK. As a filmmaker and film mediator, she finds a lot of inspiration in science fiction narratives. After participating in a reading circle to “Staying with the trouble” by Donna Haraway, she is curious to share the experience of Sci Fi stories by reading them together.
Juliane Rettschlag was delighted with “The Dispossesed” by Le Guin a few years ago. She studied Cultural Studies and is now a research assistant at the TU Berlin, where she deals with the ethics of technology and visions.
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