Weird Thinking: Reading and Watching 'Poor Things'

Weird Thinking: Reading and Watching 'Poor Things'

Date: Wednesday 03 April 2024
Time: 18:00 - 22:00
Venue: Advanced Research Centre
Category: Films and theatre, Social events

Free but ticketed | Book your place at
Suitable for ages 18+
Refreshments provided

When thinking beyond conventional boundaries is required now more than ever, what do the fantastically weird worlds of Alasdair Gray's novel Poor Things - first published in 1992 - and Yorgos Lanthimos' recent film adaptation have to offer us?

Join us to discuss the wonder of this novel and film from a range of perspectives, and to explore the continued value of weird thinking and practice in contemporary research at the University of Glasgow.

The panel discussion will be followed by a screening of Lanthimos' Poor Things (2023).

Our panellists

Poor Things (18) | 2023 | 142 min

Based on the 1992 novel by Alasdair Gray, Poor Things follows Bella Baxter, a young woman in Victorian London who comes to life through a brain transplant and embarks on an odyssey of self-discovery.

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