English | Introduction to Science Fiction
L230 | 11705 | Jesse Molesworth


L230 11705 INTRODUCTION TO SCIENCE FICTION
Jesse Molesworth

2:30p-3:20p MWF (30 students) 3 cr. A&H.

This class offers a general introduction to the literature and film
of science fiction.  Topics will include the idea of “speculative
fiction” and the politics of genre, utopia and dystopia, the end of
history, postmodernism and posthumanism, technology and the uncanny,
and the cultural function of aliens.  Texts will include Mary
Shelley’s Frankenstein, Ridley Scott’s Bladerunner, George Orwell’s
1984, Terry Gilliam’s Brazil, Neal Stephenson’s Snow Crash, Margaret
Atwood’s Oryx and Crake, Alfonso Cuaron’s Children of Men, Stanley
Kubrick’s 2001, Chris Marker’s La Jetée, and Philip K. Dick’s The
Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch.