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Humanity in Extremis: Modern Dystopias. An Interdisciplinary Conference

Hosted by the Humanities Research Institute, University of Regina

Imaginary and real dystopian worlds occupy an important place in contemporary culture. Popular television series such as the adaptation of Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale or the Netflix series, The Rain, invite the viewer to imagine humanity in extremis, subject to intense environmental, social or psychological pressures. Such works are revealing both of contemporary anxieties and our enduring fascination with what it means to be human. This multi-disciplinary conference includes papers by Faculty and Graduate Students considering Modern Dystopias in a variety of historical settings, in literature, as well as in art, architecture and film. The conference is sponsored by the Humanities Research Institute, the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research and the Saskatchewan Writers' Guild. It will also feature the 2019 Barbara Powell Memorial Lecture, delivered by award-winning author, Cherie Dimaline and a free public showing of the film adaptation of Cormac McCarthy's The Road. For details about the program and to register, please go to: The deadline for registration is 31 January, 2019.

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Friday, February 8, 2019

AH 348 & RI 119
Main Campus

Dr. Ian Germani

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