Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast Trilogy - Philosophy and Speculative Fiction (lecture 11)

23 Nov 2016 01:18:43 6
40 0

Enroll in the FREE online class, Worlds of Speculative Fiction -
- and get access to handouts, lesson pages, other resources - and stay informed about the ongoing series!

This is the eleventh session in a new series of monthly lectures and discussions, featuring Dr. Gregory Sadler, and hosted by the Brookfield Public Library. The series focuses on philosophical themes in the works and world of selected classic and contemporary fantasy, science fiction, horror, and other speculative fiction genre authors.

We continue the series by focusing in this session on the classic fantasy author Mervyn Peake and his Gormenghast trilogy of novels

You can get the books we are discussing at the links below:
Titus Groan -
Gormeghast -
Titus Alone -

The authors we discuss in the 2018 series are: Jorge Luis Borges, Fritz Leiber, Robert Heinlein, L. Sprague de Camp, Andre Norton, Arthur Clarke, Robert Howard, Kim Stanley Robinson, Gene Wolfe, C. J. Cherryh, Jack Vance and Gordon Dickinson.

Authors discussed in the 2016 series and 2017 series are: J.R..R. Tolkein, A.E. Van Vogt, C.S. Lewis, Isaac Asimov, Frank Herbert, Roger Zelazny, Ursula K. Leguin, Michael Moorcock, Philip K. Dick, Mervyn Peake, George R.R. Martin, Philip Jose Farmer, Madeline L'Engle, Douglas Adams, Anne McCaffrey, Orson Scott Card, Iain Banks, H.P. Lovecraft, William Gibson, C.L. Moore, and Octavia Butler

If you can't make the lectures in person - or if you missed them - you definitely want to enroll in the FREE online class, where you can watch all of the sessions, find out about upcoming ones, and get the resources I've developed on these authors and their works! Here's the link -

Related of "Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast Trilogy - Philosophy and Speculative Fiction (lecture 11)" Videos