Liberty and Dystopia in the Works of Ray Bradbury and Kurt Vonnegut


This conference used the speculative fiction of writers Ray Bradbury and Kurt Vonnegut to explore the themes of liberty and responsibility. Special attention was focused on how tyranny emerges and maintains itself.


Conference Readings

Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451. New York: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2013.

Bradbury, Ray. Bradbury Stories. New York: HarperCollins, 2003.

Vonnegut, Kurt. Player Piano. New York: The Dial Press, 1999.

Vonnegut, Kurt. Welcome to the Monkey House. New York: Dial Press Trade Paperbacks, 2010.