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6.00–7.15pm, Tuesday 25 May



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? Join us for a re-assessment of fantasy, drawing on philosophy, psychoanalysis, and art.


Maria Balaska
Research Fellow in Philosophy, University of Hertfordshire
Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh
Associate Professor of Comparative Literature, Babson College
Adam Roberts
Science Fiction and Fantasy Author & Professor of Nineteenth-Century Literature, RHUL


Danielle Sands
Fellow, Forum for Philosophy & Lecturer in Comparative Literature and Thought, RHUL




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