Science Fiction Music Explored

SF scholar Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr. will lecture at UC Riverside on April 15

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Science fiction music is April 15 lecture topic.

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr., professor of English at Depauw University and a noted scholar of science fiction, will discuss “Does Science Fiction Music Have a Story of its Own?” in a lecture at UC Riverside on Monday, April 15, at 11 a.m. in Interdisciplinary Building Room 1113.

The lecture is free and open to the public, but there is a fee for parking. Permits may be purchased at the kiosk on West Campus Drive, near the University Avenue entrance to the campus.

Csicsery-Ronay will present an overview of the emerging research area of science fiction music and what scholars can do to advance the discussion.

The author of “The Seven Beauties of Science Fiction” (2008) and dozens of journal articles in the field of science fiction, he serves as the managing editor of the journal Humanimalia and co-editor of Science Fiction Studies. He also is co-editor of The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction (2010) and “Robot Ghosts and Wired Dreams: Japanese Science Fiction from Origins to Anime” (2007).

The event is sponsored by the UCR Center for Ideas and Society and is funded through a generous grant by the Andrew W. Mellon Workshops in the Humanities.

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