Despina Kakoudaki: “Robots and Slaves”

Despina Kakoudaki: “Robots and Slaves: History, Allegory, and the Structural Logic of the Robot Story”

May 21, 2014

Humanities 1, Room 210

Despina Kakoudaki’s work focuses on literature, film, visual and cultural studies, and the history of technology. Her new book, titled Anatomy of a Robot: Literature, Cinema, and the Cultural Work of Artificial People, traces our fascination with mechanical and constructed people, such as robots, cyborgs, androids and automata.

Despina Kakoudaki is Associate Professor at American University, in Washington, DC.

Cosponsored by the Graduate Student Association, Literature Department, Computer Science Department, Film & Digital Media, and Anthropology Department.

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