Middlebury

ENAM0286A-S21

Race Dystopia Fiction

Race, Dystopia, and Contemporary Fiction
What happens to race after the world ends? From environmental disasters to zombie invasions, the radical breakdown of human life haunts the cultural imaginary. A specific development within this cultural trend is the emergence of writers of colour who have turned to the dystopian and speculative genre. We will read such literary texts to consider representations of racial subjectivities, such as the lived experiences and perceptions of race, outside the conventions of realism. Themes that we will cover include: Afrofuturism, techno-Orientalism, zombies, cyborgs, and climate change. Authors include: Junot Diaz, Colson Whitehead, Chang-rae Lee, Octavia Butler, and Louise Erdrich. 3 hrs. lect/disc.
Course Reference Number (CRN):
21952
Subject Code:
ENAM
Course Number:
0286
Section Identifier:
A

Course

ENAM 0286

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Spring 2021