Fellows' Presentation

Audiofuturism: The Transatlantic Circuit of Science Fiction Radio Drama

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Part of the 2018–2019 Fellows' Presentation Series

Lecture by andré m. carrington RI '19

Free and open to the public.

The research project andré m. carrington is undertaking as a Radcliffe fellow extends his investigation of the nexus of race and genre to the tradition of science fiction radio drama. This study examines legacies of race thinking in radio plays derived from speculative fiction texts by black diasporic, British, and US authors, from The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy to Kindred. It treats speculative fiction and literary adaptation as transatlantic world-making practices that both influence and respond to the modern sensorium.