AUSTIN, Texas—National and international scholars will explore the significance of fantasy, creative thinking and imagination in the development of social actions and movements at a two-day conference Nov. 2-3 at The University of Texas at Austin.
The conference, which will be held on the fourth floor of the Flawn Academic Center, will include papers, discussions and performances. There will be a special performance Nov. 2 by local dancer Deborah Hay. She will perform "Music" and "Music Stories" in the Austin City Limits studio, sixth floor, Communications Building B at 7:30 p.m.
Invited speakers include Rosa-Linda Fregoso, professor of Latin American/Latino Studies, University of California at Santa Cruz; Lauren Berlant, professor of English and director, Center for Gender Studies, University of Chicago; Jennifer Terry, associate professor of women’s studies, University of California at Berkeley; and Brigitte Hipfl, Klagenfurt University, Austria. Several scholars from The University of Texas at Austin will participate in the conference.
All sessions and events are free and open to the public. "Fantasy: A Scholarly Conference on Play, Peril, Politics" is sponsored by the university’s Center for Women’s Studies with support from the colleges of Communication, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Liberal Arts, Natural Sciences and Pharmacy and the schools of Business and Law.
For more information and schedule visit the fantasy conference Website.