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Reynolds Presents on South African Fiction

On June 6, Mike Reynolds, professor of English and associate dean in the College of Liberal Arts, presented a paper, "Prophesizing the End-Times in South African Speculative Fiction," at the international, interdisciplinary Social Life of Time Conference, held in Edinburgh, Scotland. His research examines the last decade's explosion of science fiction in the country, in order to evaluate how South African popular culture grapples with the consequences of the colonial and apartheid past while trying to imagine a new future for the nation.