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Philip K. Dick Day Conference 2017: Vast Narrative
Sat 22 April 2017, 09:30 – 16:00 BST
Philip K Dick Day is a celebration and appreciation for all things Philip K Dick. It is an inclusive multidisciplinary event open to any PhilDickeans, fans of science fiction, literature and the merely curious. You are invited to join us to deliver a talk or presentation, attend discussion and reading groups or simply bathe in the great questions and bizarre answers that are raised by Philip K. Dick’s work.
PKD Day has traditionally been hosted at Nottingham Trent University, and was the brain child of Professor John Goodridge. After a couple of years of dormancy, Birmingham City University is the new home of this annual gathering of the weird and the wonderful.
Conference will be held in Room C515.
2017 marks the second year for this conference to be held at Birmingham City University.
Programme PKD Day 2017
9:30 Registration and Coffee
9:50 Introduction: Tom Knowles
Mariacristina Grande, Sapienza – Università di Roma
When a biography become a novel and a novel a biography: the complex relationship between mental disorders and artistic creativity.
11:00 to 11:30 BREAK
11:30 to 13:00 Panel 1: Metaphysical
Carrie Gooding, Independent Scholar
Looking for God in the Fiction and Exegesis of Philip K. Dick
Beata Gubacsi, University of Liverpool
Posthumanism and Metaphysics in Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
James Burton, Goldsmiths, University of London
A Vast Soteriological Program
13:00 to 14:00 BREAK FOR LUNCH
14:00 to 15:30 Panel 2: Mundane
Eve Smith, Liverpool John Moores University
Paycheck – Adapting the future.
Emily Cox, Brunel University, London
Dick, Drugs and Schizophrenia: Under the Influence of Biopolitical Fictions in the Novels of Philip K. Dick
Terence Sawyers, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
Mapping the Philip K. Dick Vast Narrative: Notes on a Journey
15:30 Concluding remarks: Tom Knowles
For more information please visit philipkdickday.wordpress.com