What if? How Science Fictions Engage the Religious: Given by Jaime Wright
What do heaven and hell have to do with Planet X? Considering films such as Blade Runner, The Matrix, and Avatar, this talk will explore the interaction of science fiction and the religious. Engaging such films, one finds that science fiction lends itself particularly well to asking – and pursuing answers to – questions of religious belief and practice.
Jaime Wright is a doctoral candidate at Edinburgh University’s Divinity School. Her research concerns the use of literary works within the Science-and-Religion field. While she currently works with speculative fiction, she has also worked with poetry. Her article ‘Emily Dickinson: A poet at the limits’ was published in Theology in Scotland in 2017.
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