May 21 – Despina Kakoudaki “Robots and Slaves: History, Allegory, and the Structural Logic of the Robot Story”

May 21 – Despina Kakoudaki “Robots and Slaves: History, Allegory, and the Structural Logic of the Robot Story”

Despina Kakoudaki’s work focuses on literature, film, visual and cultural studies, and the history of technology. Her forthcoming book, 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 of Literature at American University.