1) They offer three very different takes on the heroic journey We live in a time when the “Hero’s Journey” rules popular culture, in the wake of Star Wars. But years before George Lucas decided to distill Joseph Campbell into a simple space Western, Le … Continue reading 10 Reasons Why Le Guin’s Earthsea Books Can Still Change Your Life
“If you could see your whole life laid out in front of you, would you change things?” This is the question at the heart of Ted Chiang’s 2002 novella, Story of Your Life, and the themes of free will and personal responsibility such a question inspires are … Continue reading How the short story that inspired Arrival helps us interpret the film’s major twist
The third and final article by Cardiff BookTalk speakers about Emily Brontë is now online at The Conversation UK here. Dr Márta Minier, Lecturer in Drama at the University of South Wales, gives us an insight into some fascinating Hungarian adaptations of the Brontë family and their … Continue reading Emily Brontë at 200: Márta Minier on The Conversation
This week marks the bicentenary of Emily Brontë’s birth, and each of our three brilliant speakers from the June BookTalk event are publishing articles to celebrate at The Conversation UK. The second of these articles is by Dr Amber Pouliot, Teaching Fellow in British Studies at Harlaxton … Continue reading Emily Brontë at 200: Amber Pouliot on The Conversation
A summer news special from Cardiff BookTalk! Over the next week, which marks the bicentenary of Emily Brontë’s birth, the three brilliant speakers from our June event will be publishing articles exploring Brontë’s legacy at The Conversation UK. The first of these articles is by Cardiff University’s … Continue reading Emily Brontë at 200: Catherine Paula Han on The Conversation
James Burton discusses how Philip K. Dick’s novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? prompts readers to reconsider our definitions of the human and the non-human.
This article was originally published on The Conversation on 10 April 2018.
Raya A. Jones discusses how androids and humans interact in Philip K. Dick’s novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
This article was originally published on The Conversation on 6 March 2018.