The Power of Story: re-creating the world through fantasy

Friday, 10th May 2019 at 4:00pm
Kelvin Hall

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Terri Windling Keynote
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Fantasy is a central element of human culture—framing, shaping, and binding together ways of thinking, doing and being that span the gamut of human expression and action. Today, its manifestations encompass the full range of contemporary narrative, visual, and performing arts including literature, film, TV, comics, theatre, illustration, advertising and gaming. It provides a crucial interdisciplinary space to stimulate fruitful conversations between widely different areas of research and creativity.

On Friday May 10th, an ArtsLab-funded Fantasy Symposium brings together researchers, practitioners, and creative industry professionals to discuss theoretical and practical questions raised by using fantasy as a discourse and subject. This is the first step towards establishing a Centre for Fantasy and the Fantastic at the University of Glasgow.

The Symposium will close with a keynote address by Terri Windling, award-winning author, editor, artist, and essayist, whose multi-faceted work on fantasy has been often inspired by myth, folklore, and fairy tales. The title of her lecture will be:

The Power of Story: re-creating the world through fantasy

We are pleased to open this keynote address to attendees beyond the Symposium.

Tickets are free but limited, so please book to avoid disappointment.

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Starts: Friday, May 10th 2019 at 4:00pm
Ends: 5:00pm

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Timezone: Europe/London
Bookings close: May 10th 2019


Kelvin Hall
1445 Argyle Street
G3 8AW
United Kingdom

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