Out-of-control scientific discovery, time travel, aliens, androids, corporate and political domination, reimaginings of race, gender, and sexuality--these and other themes have dominated science fiction over the last 250 years. We will try to understand the ways in which selected writers have seen the world we inhabit and have imagined alternatives to it. Texts and movies include: Mary Shelley, Frankenstein; H. G. Wells, The Time Machine; Isaac Asimov, I, Robot; Ursula Le Guin, The Left Hand of Darkness; and Ridley Scott, Bladerunner.
- Fall 2012
- Old Chapel 206(OCH 206)
- 1:30pm-2:45pm on Tuesday, Thursday (Sep 10, 2012 to Dec 7, 2012)
- Michael Newbury
- First Year Seminar
- First-Year Seminar Program
- Requirements Fulfilled:
- CW LIT
- View availability, prerequisites, and other requirements.
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