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Stacey Abbott talks LGBT Science Fiction TV at BFI

Dr Stacey Abbott, Reader in Film and TV Studies (MCL), joined Dr Lorna Jowett (Northampton University) and Dr Ewan Kirkland (University of Brighton) to talk about LGBT Science Fiction Television at the BFI Southbank on Tuesday 25 November.

Posted: 25 November 2014

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Dr Stacey Abbott, Reader in Film and TV Studies (MCL), joined Dr Lorna Jowett (Northampton University) and Dr Ewan Kirkland (University of Brighton)

In a sold out event, brilliantly titled 'Gays of Fear and Wonder: Queer Sci-Fi', Abbott contributed to a dynamic discussion exploring why television has proven a more radical space than cinema to re-draw the parameters of gender and sexuality.

Talking about a broad range of television series including Doctor Who, Torchwood, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Battlestar Galactica and Orphan Black, the event was a exciting and provocative contribution to the British Film Institute's three month celebration of science fiction at the Southbank.

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