J.G. Ballard and the Sciences

25 November 2017, 09:30 - 18:00
Cambridge campus

A woman paints a mural of J.G.Ballard on an external wall

Keynote speaker: Christopher Priest

"Science and technology multiply around us. To an increasing extent they dictate the languages in which we speak and think. Either we use those languages, or we remain mute." J.G. Ballard

From The Drowned World’s early meditations on ecology, to the provocative prosthetics of Crash, through to the psychopathologies at work (or rather play) in Cocaine Nights, Super-Cannes and Kingdom Come, the writings of J.G. Ballard are in constant dialogue with the discourses of science and technology. As a result, his novels and short stories function as vast indexes of scientific innovation and enquiry, immersing the reader in the complex yet often beautiful languages of biology, chemistry, zoology, medicine, botany, neuroscience, bioethics, anatomy, biotechnology and psychology, to name just a few.

Conference time: 9am-6.30pm.

Please note there is no parking on campus. (See event website for travel/parking information)

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Event Details

25 November 2017, 09:30 - 18:00
Cambridge campus
LAB 109
£10 (students) or £20 (non students)

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