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SciFiRace.2020: Race, Gender, and Ability in Science Fiction and Fantasy

July 6, 2020 @ 2:00 pm

Speculative fiction is fascinating because writers can manipulate race, gender and ability in a myriad of ways while imagining a new future. In this class, we will explore the works of authors such as Octavia Butler, Nnedi Okorafor, and Tomi Adeyemi in order to explore ideas such as how do race gender and ability constructs shift and intersect in new and different ways when characters are forced into radically different situations? We will be examining images, film, fiction, and nonfiction. We will read one common text as a class, students will read an additional text in a s


July 6, 2020
2:00 pm