Re-Imagining Space Law : Literary Analysis of Utopian Literatures, Science Fiction, and Africain Feminist Futurisms as Inclusive Sources of Lawmaking
18 November 2021 • 16h00 (Heure de l'Est) 4:00 pm (ET)
As part of the conference series “Law and Literature: Literary Representations of Legal Identities and Transcriptions”, we invite you to the conference “Re-Imagining Space Law : Literary Analysis of Utopian Literatures, Science Fiction, and Africain Feminist Futurisms as Inclusive Sources of Lawmaking”, Dr Saskia Vermeylen (University of Strathclyde).
With a background in legal theory, Saskia Vermeylen critique the extension of liberal property discourses into new and accelerated property regimes with a specific focus on outer space. This research is methodologically strongly embedded in literary studies with a focus on African Feminist Futurisms, Cosmism, ecocriticism and science fiction. Increasingly, this work also extends to visual and performative arts, including curating, commissioning and developing site-specific arts. This research has been funded through a Leverhulme research fellowship (2019-2021). Saskia Vermeylen is now in the early stages of a new monograph on Property in Outer Space and Utopian Aesthetics for which I am delving into the work of Ernst Bloch, and combine insights from space art (most notably Robert Rauschenberg) with my own legal arts practice through montages and collages wherein Saskia Vermeylen experiment with utopian space law allegories and messianic thinking.
Watch the conference that took place on November 18, 2021
This content has been updated on 23 March 2022 at 18 h 59 min.