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"All of this has happened before and all of it will happen again": Prosthetic Time in 'Battlestar Galactica'

Monday, December 9, 2019 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Rockefeller Hall, 190
Central Campus

The Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Graduate Student Colloquium Series Presents...

"All of this has happened before and all of it will happen again": Prosthetic Time in Battlestar Galactica

Presented by Joshua Bastian Cole, Ph.D. Candidate in Performing and Media Arts

Abstract: Resurrection, fittingly, continually reappears in the genre of science fiction. Like a prosthetic, resurrection disrupts the distinctions between animate/inanimate and becomes central to considering non-linear, cyclical, or interrupted time. In this chapter excerpt-part of a larger project that uses trans studies and disability studies to think about the role of the prosthetic and allegories of transgender experience in contemporary SF-I will focus on the 21st century television series Battlestar Galactica, a post-9/11 reboot of an earlier series: how it resurrects material from the past, and how the trans-human figures within the show, the Cylons, have their own process of returning from death.

Click here to read the paper before the colloquium!

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Event Type

Colloquium

Departments

Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Studies, Department of Performing and Media Arts, Diversity

Tags

cascal, pma, fgsscal, lgbtstudiescal

Contact E-Mail

aidankelly@cornell.edu

Contact Name

Aidan Kelly

Contact Phone

(607) 255-6480

Speaker

Joshua Bastian Cole

Speaker Affiliation

Ph.D. Candidate in Performing and Media Arts

Dept. Web Site

fgss.cornell.edu

Open To

graduate students in humanities and social sciences

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