College of Human Sciences

Imagined deadly influenza epidemic resonates in a Covid-19 world

Dr Julie Pridmore from Unisa’s Department of English Studies in the College of Human Sciences presents a talk on fiction and quarantine. It is aligned to the science fiction novel, Doomsday Book, by Connie Willis, published in 1992.

This is a story about infectious diseases, time travel and caritas. It is set in two epidemics in two time periods, an influenza epidemic in 2054 and the Black Death in 1348, and the two stories alternate.

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* By Rivonia Naidu-Hoffmeester, Communications and Marketing Specialist, College of Human Sciences

Publish date: 2020/05/13