New addition to Sp18 FWS Ballot:
Writing Across Cultures: Science Fiction; TR 10:10-11:25 a.m.; Class # 17643
Science fiction, as Fredric Jameson said, “is the only kind of literature that can reach back and colonize the real world.” Through literature, films, and new media, this course explores the unique ways in which science fiction mediates our relationship with the world and shapes our awareness of the present. As our contemporary reality is inherently global, we will discuss and write about Anglo-American texts ranging from Frankenstein to Avatar and The Hunger Games alongside science fiction from Asia, Africa, and Latin America. Students will write and maintain a group blog with individual contributions and collective interactions.