Comparative Literature | Science Fiction, Fantasy, and the Western Tradition
C216 | 8130 | Raina Polivka

TR 1:00-2:15pm
*fulfills A&H requirement*
3 credits

This class will examine the evolution of science fiction from its
origins in pulp fiction to its establishment as a respectable and
intellectual genre of literature. We will explore the various trends
in science fiction such as soft science fiction, cyberpunk and
apocalyptic literature while also focusing on larger themes of gender
and sexuality, religion, and technology. Our reading list will include
works by Philip K. Dick, Stanislaw Lem, Ursula K.LeGuin and Ray Bradbury.