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Colloquium

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March 1-3, 2023
Emmanuelle Lescouet co-hosts, from March 1 to 3, 2022 at the Maison des Sciences et de l'Homme in Brittany, the colloquium "Entre science et magie : les savoirs dans les cultures de l'imaginaire" (Between Science and Magic: Knowledge in Speculative Cultures) with the Laboratoire des imaginaires.

When we think of science fiction and fantasy, we often come to oppose them through two of their matrix elements: science and magic. For all that, these two concepts, so evocative in this comparison, seem irrevocably linked in that they transfigure a key element of both genres: knowledge.

By tracing the links between science and magic, it is these different meanings of knowledge according to the cultures of the imagination that we propose to explore in the framework of this colloquium, in order to consider what definitions and representations are proposed to the public. It would also be a question of exploring the way in which these same sciences and magics go beyond the fictional border, by bringing this knowledge to infuse itself and to be transmitted within the framework of reception and creation.

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