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Adventures of the Mind: The Truth in Fantasy

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
  6–7:30 p.m.


Location: UCR Palm Desert
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Category: Lecture

Description:

Two disciplinary perspectives- one topic!


Join Sherryl Vint (English) and Tom Cogswell (History) in a conversation on the truths- if any- to be gained from fantastic thinking.


Sherryl’s view: The distinction between fantasy and reality is never as firm as we might believe it to be, so fantasies often contain truth, and some of what passes for truth is fantasy.


Tom’s view: Fantasy writing can help open the past to us by re-imagining old, staid events and moments, provided they do not present “alternate” versions that distort the past entirely.


Moderator: Georgia Warnke, Director, Center for Ideas and Society


Part of the Palm Desert Lecture Series



Additional Information:

Open to: General Public
Admission: Free
Sponsor: Center for Ideas & Society

Contact Information:
Center for Ideas
(951) 827-1556
cisevents@ucr.edu