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Programme PKD Day 2017
9:30 Registration and Coffee
9:50 Quick Introduction: Tom Knowles
Mariacristina Grande, Sapienza – Università di Roma
When a biography become a novel and a novel a biography: the complex relationship between mental disorders and artistic creativity.
11:00 to 11:30 BREAK
11:30 to 13:00 Panel 1: Metaphysical
Carrie Gooding, Independent Scholar
Looking for God in the Fiction and Exegesis of Philip K. Dick
Beata Gubacsi, University of Liverpool
Posthumanism and Metaphysics in Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
James Burton, Goldsmiths, University of London
A Vast Soteriological Program
13:00 to 14:00 BREAK FOR LUNCH
14:00 to 15:30 Panel 2: Mundane
Eve Smith, Liverpool John Moores University
Paycheck – Adapting the future.
Emily Cox, Brunel University, London
Dick, Drugs and Schizophrenia: Under the Influence of Biopolitical Fictions in the Novels of Philip K. Dick
Terence Sawyers, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
Mapping the Philip K. Dick Vast Narrative: Notes on a Journey
15:30 Concluding remarks: Tom Knowles