Doctor Who

Science Fiction TV Dinner: Doctor Who, “The Shakespeare Code”

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Celebrate William Shakespeare’s birthday with Doctor Who! Join us for a screening of the episode “The Shakespeare Code” and a conversation about time travel, the Elizabethan era, TARDIS, Time Lords and how we can’t save the world without good stories.

The conversation will be moderated by Ed Finn, director of the Center for Science and the Imagination, and will feature Bradley Ryner and Bambi Haggins of the Department of English and Paul Davies, theoretical physicist, director of the BEYOND Center and author of How to Build a Time Machine.

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This event is presented by the Arizona State University’s Department of English, Center for Science and the Imagination and BEYOND Center.

Dinner will be provided.

Parking: Paid parking for this event is available in ASU’s Fulton Center Parking Structure.

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Presenter Bios

Bradley Ryner is an assistant professor in the Department of English, an expert on Shakespearean drama in performance and the author of the forthcoming book Performing Economic Thought: English Drama and Mercantile Writing 1600-1642.

Bambi Haggins is an associate professor in the Department of English whose research explores representations of class, ethnicity, gender, race and region in film, television and fandom. She is the author of the book Laughing Mad: The Black Comic Persona in Post Soul America.

Ed Finn is the director of the Center for Science and the Imagination and an assistant professor with a joint appointment in the School of Arts, Media and Engineering and the Department of English.

Paul Davies is a theoretical physicist, cosmologist, astrobiologist and director of the BEYOND Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science at ASU. He is the author of many bestselling books, including How to Build a Time Machine and About Time: Einstein’s Unfinished Revolution.

Image courtesy of Pellaeon, used under CC BY 2.0 license. Thanks Pellaeon!

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