The Humanities Studio welcomes novelist Nalo Hopkinson, professor of creative writing at UC Riverside, to present “Fiction, or Lies?” as part of our “post/truth” Speakers Series.
Hopkinson is the author of Brown Girl in the Ring, The Salt Roads, Falling in Love with Hominids, and half a dozen other fantasy and science fiction novels, short story collections and chapbooks. She is fascinated by the ability of fantasy literature to create narratives that re-imagine, even re-invent the past, especially when grounded in real world marginalized/oppressed subjectivities.
In this talk, Hopkinson will consider the use of revisionist historical fiction, especially in a fantastical mode. Is it merely a futile exercise in wishful thinking? And does it have any connection to science fiction's project of considering the future?
The talk, co-sponsored by the Department of English, is free and open to the public.
- Pomona College
- Rose Hills Theatre, Smith Campus Center
- 170 E. Sixth Street