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CCDS Event: Altered Men: War, Body Trauma, and the Origins of the Cyborg Soldier in American Science Fiction’ ~ Sue Smith (November, UK)

Event: Centre for Culture & Disability Studies (CCDS) Research Forum 

Date: 16th November 2011: 2.15pm-3.45pm ~ Venue: Eden, 109, Liverpool Hope University, UK. 

Brief Description:

‘Altered Men: War, Body Trauma, and the Origins of the Cyborg Soldier in American Science Fiction’

~ Sue Smith (Centre for American Studies, University of Leicester, UK)

This CCDS Research Forum will host Dr. Sue Smith’s discussion of the emergence of (and fascination with) the altered human male in American Science Fiction. In particular, the focus will be on the reconstruction of the impaired soldier and Science Fiction texts that coincide with major wars and conflicts in western society. Additionally, Dr. Smith will offer analysis of texts and their significance to disability and gender at the time of their publication, and propose the need for further research in relation to more recent representations of the impaired soldier in Science Fiction.

For further information from the organisers, please contact: Dr. David Bolt: boltd@hope.ac.uk

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