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  Brownbag Lectures: Imagining Ancestors: Themes and Variations in Prehistoric Fiction   

Brownbag Lectures: Imagining Ancestors: Themes and Variations in Prehistoric Fiction

  • Location: ISM Research & Collections Center, Springfield
  • Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Presented by:
Lynn E. Fisher, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Anthropology
Chair, Sociology/Anthropology Department
University of Illinois Springfield
ISM Research Associate

This is a second installment in Dr. Fisher's on-going adventures in reading and reflecting on fiction set in prehistoric times. In this presentation she will compare fictional depictions of ancient women, men and societies in selected novels set in ancient (mostly Stone Age) Europe. Lynn will explore some persistent themes, such as technology and innovation, critiques of modern society, use of humor, and coming of age stories. She will also point to some of the ways in which fictional portrayals have changed over the 150 years since the earliest prehistoric fiction. As she continues this exploration of prehistoric fiction, Lynn hopes to learn more about some of the questions, curiosities, and even anxieties that writers bring to thinking about ancient ancestors.


One of our Brownbag Lectures

Weekly lectures held at the Museum's Research and Collections Center. Lectures are usually held during lunchtime on Wednesday. The RCC is located at 1011 E. Ash Street in Springfield. Access to the building is from 10 ½ Street (between Ash and Laurel Streets), where there is ample visitor parking in the west parking lot. For more information, please call 217-785-0037. Brown Bag Lectures are free and open to the public.

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