Join author and academic Dr Rachel Knightley on a tour of how the influence of Jewish ethics is visible in our key imagery of humanity's future in time and space. Explore how film and literature – as well as our own mythology – reminds us humanity’s potential is only ever as strong as the personal exploration that takes place along the way. (You don't have to be well-versed in Star Trek or Hitch Hiker mythology to enjoy this session, but don't miss it if you are!)
Jewish Ethics in Science Fiction
Dr Rachel Knightley is a writer, presenter and communication and performance coach. Her short stories have been commissioned by Swan River Press, Woman’s Weekly, Hull University and Black Shuck Books, winning the ‘Promis’ Prize for Children’s Fiction and First Place in Writers’ Forum’s fiction competition, and her plays have been performed by the National Trust, HENs Theatre and Endpaper Theatre. She is the author of Illuminate Publishing’s GCSE Drama Study and Revision Guide and Your Creative Writing Toolkit; her first collection of short stories will be published in summer 2021. She teaches Communication and Performance skills for all ages and all industries. She is currently presenting 'The E.I. of Sci-fi for Starburst Magazine, drawing on her Jewish ethics and literature studies. She founded Green Ink Writers' Gym in 2014. Rachel works with all ages and industries, onstage and off, building confidence and authenticity in writing and speaking. Her short story collection, Beyond Glass, was published in May 2021 by Black Shuck Books.