Polish sf scholar Paweł Frelik to speak at UF

Published: February 3rd, 2015

Category: News

On March 16 and 17, 2015, Paweł Frelik (Marie Curie Skłodowska University, Poland) will visit UF to give a public lecture and lead a lunchtime seminar on Eastern European science fiction and film.

A scholar of print and film science fiction, videogames, and postmodern and experimental fiction, Professor Frelik is the co-editor of American Portraits and Self-Portraits (2002), Playing the Universe. Games and Gaming in Science Fiction (2007), and (Mis)Reading America: American Dreams, Fiction and Illusions (2011). He has published widely on postmodern fiction, science fiction, retrofuturism, cyberpunk, and digital cinema and new media.


His lecture, “After the Curtain: Post-1989 Fantastic in Poland,” will take place on March 16, from 7:30–9 PM, in Pugh Hall 120.

The seminar, “What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Science Fiction: Genre Systems and Definitions in Central and Eastern Europe,” will take place on March 17, from noon–1:30 PM, in the Marston Science Library Visualization Room (L-136). A light lunch (sandwiches, soda and coffee) will be served. Vegetarian options will be available.

A list of recommended advance viewings and readings for the seminar are available from the SFWG WWW site.

Both events are free and open to the public.



Professor Frelik’s visit is co-sponsored by the UF Center for European Studies, the Department of English, and the Science Fiction Working Group.


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