How High is Your Brow?

What:
Panel
When:
Sunday Mar 27   10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (1 hour)
Where:
Room 8&9
Tags:
LiteratureMusicCultures
Discussion:
0
Science fiction and fantasy have long had a tumultuous relationship with the world of "highbrow" art. There are divides in funding, attention, and prestige between artforms deemed (by some) to be "serious" and those deemed to be "popular", and it sometimes seems that never the twain shall meet. What would science-fictional high culture look like? (SF opera?) How are discussions about "high" art shaped by social class and background? How do we, as science fiction readers and writers, challenge the divide? In what ways do we find ourselves reinforcing it? Can we just ignore it -- and why, or why not?

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