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ENGL 4584 Seminar: Science Fiction: Past Futures (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This seminar considers a century's worth of science fiction novels envisioning human futures; we'll think about historical reasons for the rise and development of the field itself too. Opening conversations about books like Last and First Men will raise the question whether humankind has a future: readings will stage debates about future love and gender, war and social order, technology and psychology, nostalgia and progress. Classics from The Time Machine, Brave New World and Martian Chronicles through Dune and Neuromancer, with a look at more recent sci fi novels and research projects on other texts and films.


Instructor(s): Judith Wilt

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13