Maria Balaska/ Jason Mohaghegh/ Adam Roberts
Fantasy is often perceived as an escapist illusion that hinders our engagement with reality, but this overlooks its imaginative potential. How is fantasy structured and what roles does it serve? What can it teach us about ourselves, our relationships, and our construction of reality? Can fantasy be political? We re-assess fantasy, drawing on philosophy, psychoanalysis, and art.
Research Fellow in Philosophy, University of Hertfordshire
Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Babson College
Science Fiction and Fantasy Author & Professor of Nineteenth-Century Literature, RHUL
Fellow, Forum for Philosophy & Senior Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Thought, RHUL
Recorded on 25 May 2021
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