OU Classics Lecturer Paula James to speak at WorldCon

Dr Paula James, Senior Lecturer and Staff Tutor in Classical Studies, The Open University
Dr Paula James, senior lecturer in Classical Studies at The Open University, is to present the British Science Fiction Association (BFSA) Lecture at the World Science Fiction Convention running in London from 14 to 18 August 2014.

Paula’s BFSA lecture Pygmalion’s Statue and her Synthetic Sisters: The Perfect Woman on Screen takes place at 8 pm on Saturday 16 August at the ExCel Centre, London Docklands.

The BSFA Lecture is an arts, history or humanities talk by a prominent academic, which is normally presented each year at the Eastercon, the British National Science Fiction Convention. However because the World Science Fiction Convention is being held in London this year, a BSFA Lecture will take place there as well.

The lecture is intended to give a platform to speakers who would be unlikely to appear at a science fiction convention otherwise.  Previous BSFA lecturers include Dr Shana Worthen (University of Arkansas at Little Rock), Dr Nick Lowe (Royal Holloway, University of London), Dr Gideon Nisbet (University of Birmingham), Dr Marc Morris, Dr Louise Livesey (Ruskin College Oxford), and Dr Sara-Patricia Wasson (Edinburgh Napier University).

Paula said the invitation to lecture is “a real honour”.

For more information on Paula’s upcoming lecture, see this link.