The Environmental Studies Workshop Presents a Special Screening: Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin

WhenApril 19, 2019 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
WhereSocial Science Research, Tea Room
Event Websitehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AqH3nqXqlgs
Contact InformationOther Contacts (see description)
DescriptionWorlds of Ursula K. Le Guin is a feature documentary exploring the remarkable life and legacy of the late feminist author Ursula K. Le Guin. Best known for groundbreaking science fiction and fantasy works such as A Wizard of Earthsea, The Left Hand of Darkness, and The Dispossessed, Le Guin defiantly held her ground on the margin of “respectable” literature until the sheer excellence of her work, at long last, forced the mainstream to embrace fantastic literature. Her fascinating story has never before been captured on film.

Produced with Le Guin’s participation over the course of a decade before her death, Worlds of Ursula K. Le Guin is a journey through the writer’s career and her worlds, both real and fantastic. Viewers will join the writer on an intimate journey of self-discovery as she comes into her own as a major feminist author, opening new doors for the imagination and inspiring generations of women and other marginalized writers along the way. The film features stunning animation and reflections by literary luminaries including Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman, David Mitchell, Michael Chabon, and more.

Vegan Food from New Natives will be Served
Please for food to RSVP to acoombs@uchicago.edu
CategoriesScreenings, Arts
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