Do you believe in time travel and parallel universes? This presentation explores the treatment of these ideas in popular media. Starting with classic stories like Rip Van Winkle and A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, we examine how time travel has been used as a plot device. Next, we look at the groundbreaking nature of HG Wells' The Time Machine. Contemporary movies and television continue this theme, including Back to the Future and Lost. Learn how the depiction of time travel has changed in literature and film and discuss the reasons for its continuing popular appeal.
Sponsoring Organization: Public Library for Union County
Commonwealth Speakers Program.
Commonwealth Speakers is a program of the Pennsylvania Humanities Council, supported in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities.