Sarah Dillon is Professor of Literature and the Public Humanities in the Faculty of English at the University of Cambridge, UK. She specialises in contemporary literature and film, in particular the intersections of narratives and science, and speculative fiction. Her work investigates the epistemic function and value of stories, and she is committed to demonstrating the value and importance of the academic humanities across sectors, including in higher education, government, and wider culture and society. She is the author of How to Study the Contemporary (in preparation), Storylistening: Narrative Evidence and Public Reasoning (2021), Deconstruction, Feminism, Film (2018) and The Palimpsest: Literature, Criticism, Theory (2007), as well as many articles and book chapters on contemporary literature and film. She is editor of David Mitchell: Critical Essays (2011), and co-editor of Maggie Gee: Critical Essays (2015) and AI Narratives: A History of Imaginative Thinking About Intelligent Machines (2020). She is General Editor of the Contemporary Writers: Critical Essays book series, and works regularly as an arts broadcaster for BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4.
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