Gender, Power, and Authoritarianism in the Dystopian Age

04 May 2017
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
New School Auditorium, 66 West 12 Street, New York, NY 10011
or M to 14th Street

Gender, Power, and Authoritarianism in the Dystopian Age

The dominating power of the state to control our thoughts, emotions, and sexuality has been the dominant concern of many women writers, and is reflective in some of the best dystopian literature of the modern age. We look at this critical topic and why we are at a crossroads. How are female protagonists presented in dystopia and what are some future trends?

With Marge Piercy, Alice Sola Kim, Namwali SerpellBasma Abdel Aziz and Jeff VanderMeer.

Produced by Rattapallax magazine, ​New School Creative Writing, and New School Gender and Sexuality Studies,​ and supported through a grant from Humanities New York, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts.

Make it an evening and get a ticket for The Body Politic: Women’s Rights and Resistance with the Executive Director of PEN Suzanne Nossel and the President of Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards as well. Only $20 for both events at checkout!

Sponsored by TooFar Media

In partnership with Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment’s One Book, One New York.