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Afternoons in Special Collections & Archives

Afternoons in Special Collections & Archives

Afternoons in Special Collections & Archives

Please join us for the next event in the
"Afternoons in Special Collections & Archives" Series.
Presented by Special Collections & Archives.

Thursday, February 23, 2012, 3:15 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

“J.H. Rosny: Science Fiction’s Unknown Precursor”

Dr. George Slusser will give a presentation on Belgian writer J.H. Rosny Aîné, the first to conceive and attempt to narrate the workings of aliens and alternate life forms. Rosny’s fascination with evolutionary scenarios, and long historical vistas, from first man to last man, are important precursors to the myriad cosmic epics of modern science fiction. Until now, Rosny's work—crucial for an understanding of the genre of science fiction-- has been virtually unknown and unavailable in the English-speaking world. With Danièle Châtelain-Slusser, Dr. Slusser wrote, Three Science Fiction Novellas: From Prehistory to the End of Mankind by J.H. Rosny Ainé, a translation and insightful critical introduction that places Rosny’s work within the context of evolutionary biology.

George Slusser is professor emeritus of Comparative Literature at the University of California, Riverside and curator emeritus of the Eaton Collection of Science Fiction and Fantasy. He is the author of several books and articles in science fiction studies.

Danièle Châtelain-Slusser is associate professor of French at the University of Redlands. She specializes in Nineteenth Century French Literature, with an emphasis on science fiction and the impact of science on literary forms. She is the author of several books and articles on narrative form in science fiction.

A copy of George and Danièle Châtelain Slusser’s book, Three Science Fiction Novellas: From Prehistory to the End of Mankind will be available to view along with flyers regarding purchase.

 

This event will be held in Special Collections & Archives, 4th floor of the Rivera Library. A reception with light refreshments will follow.



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