Work in Progress #4 Schedule

Image credit: Fellowship by wlop (2013)

The schedule for our fourth Work in Progress event has now been finalised. In addition to an exciting array of presentations across disciplines and media, we are honoured to have Dr Chenshu Zhou from University of Pennsylvania and Dr Jinyi Chu from Yale University. They will be participating in an open dialogue regarding their presentations “Lockdown, Drones, and Collective Action in the City of Wuhan: Sensations of a Viral Video” and “How did a Chinese Ghost Become a Surgeon in St. Petersburg?”

The event will be held on 10th April from 11:00am – 5:20pm. We’ll be using Zoom as our platform, and the event is free and open to all. The link to the Zoom meeting room is now ready, you can sign up for our email newsletter to obtain zoom link/password. We will also share this info in our Facebook group.

*Please note that all times listed are British Summer Time (BST). If you will be participating from a different time zone, you may use this time-converter to see the correspondent time for you (https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com).

Detailed schedule:

10:55-11:00: Welcome/Intro

11:00-11:30: Guangzhao Lyu: “Fall of the Last Utopia: Critical Utopias in Hao Jingfang’s Vagabonds as the Representation of China’s Post-socialist Transition”

11:30-12:00: Ruiying Zhang: “’Mind Transformation’ in Late Qing Science Fiction”

12:00-13:00: Lunch break

13:00-14:00: Guest talk

  • Dr Chenshu Zhou: “Lockdown, Drones, and Collective Action in the City of Wuhan: Sensations of a Viral Video”
  • Dr Jinyi Chu: “How did a Chinese Ghost Become a Surgeon in St. Petersburg?”
  • Q&A

14:00-14:30: Ibtisam Ahmed: Short story – “Shame”

14:30-15:00: Xiaoli Yang: “Morphological Fantasies: Posthuman (Dis)embodiment in Tian Xiaolei’s Artwork”

15:00-15:10: Break

15:10-15:40: Lu Gan: “Kim Stanley Robinson and China”

15:40-16:10pm: Cristina Diamant: “Made for You: (Ir)Responsible-ability in Human-Posthuman Relationships in Novels by Kazuo Ishiguro and Jeanette Winterson”

16:10-16:20: Break

16:20-16:50: Diana Andreea Novaceanu: “Medical Utopias? Clinical Embodiments of an Uncertain Future”

16:50-17:20: Maxine Gee: “Adaptation of Arthur Machen’s Great God Pan”

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