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Zac Zimmer: “Conquest, Contact, and Cosmovision: SF Rewritings of the Conquest of the Americas”
April 19, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Stevenson Fireside Lounge | Free
Conquest, Contact, and Cosmovision: SF Rewritings of the Conquest of the Americas
Zac Zimmer’s current project reads original narratives of the conquest of the Americas and the philosophical debates it engendered with and against recent aesthetic attempts to reimagine that historical moment in marginal genres, especially alternative history and first contact science fiction, creating a point of contact between the contemporary world and the hemispheric American colonial encounter.
Zac Zimmer is Assistant Professor of Literature and LALS at UCSC.
The Center for Cultural Studies hosts a weekly Wednesday colloquium featuring work by faculty and visitors. The sessions consist of a 40-45 minute presentation followed by discussion. We gather at noon, with presentations beginning at 12:15 PM. Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunches; the Center provides coffee, tea, and cookies.
All Center for Cultural Studies events are free and open to the public. Staff assistance is provided by the Institute for Humanities Research.