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Monday, December 9, 2019 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Rockefeller Hall, 190
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.