[UCI-Calit2] May 21 Event Explores OC Science Fiction Author's Work

Shellie Nazarenus snaz at calit2.uci.edu
Tue May 11 10:16:13 PDT 2010

A County Darkly: Philip K. Dick in the OC
Friday, May 21, 2010 | 12-2:00 PM
1030 Humanities Gateway, UC Irvine

Spending the last ten years of his life in the OC, Science Fiction
author Philip K. Dick composed some of his most important works here. In
many ways, the OC is a peculiarly Dickian space, with managed
communities and a veneer of the unreal. Conversely, Dick's late novels
seem at least partly inspired by Dick's life in Orange County. Our
panelists will explore such connections, bringing the work of the
century's most noted SF author to bear on our cultural imagination of
Orange County.

Gregory Benford, Author of The Sunborn & UCI Professor of Physics
James Blaylock, Author of The Shadow on the Doorstep and Assistant
Professor of English, Chapman
Jeff Hicks, English Ph.D. Candidate, UC Riverside
Rob Latham, Editor of Science Fiction Studies and Associate Professor of
English, UC Riverside
Tim Powers, Author of Three Days to Never
Moderator: Jonathan Alexander, UCI Professor of English, Campus Writing

Presented by the UCI Office of the Campus Writing Coordinator and the
Humanities Collective.

To attend, RSVP is required by May 17th to Iveta Cruse at icruse at uci.edu
<mailto:icruse at uci.edu> .

UCI Humanities Collective | www.humanities.uci.edu/collective
UCI Office of the Campus Writing Coordinator | www.writing.uci.edu


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