Comparative Literature | Science Fiction, Fantasy, and the Western Tradition
C216 | 2096 | Larisa Privalskaya


TR 2:30-3:45pm
3 credits
Fulfills A&H requirements


This class will examine various trends in the genres of fantasy and
science fiction. We will deal with works of imagination produced both
in the so-called free West and in totalitarian societies. While
exploring larger themes of technology, religion and gender, we will
also consider the ideological dimension of artistic creations born
under different political regimes. Our reading list will include works
by Ray Bradbury, Robert Sheckley, Stanislaw Lem, Mikhail Bulgakov and
others.