ENG 310 Studies in Literary Genres |
In this course we will consider the development and variety of science fiction literature, particularly as it has reflected concurrent societal anxieties. We will begin with early classics, such as H.G. Well's The Time Machine and Ray Bradbury's R is for Rocket, as well as works from more contemporary authors such as Phillip K. Dick, Ursula LeGuin, Harlan Ellison, and Dan Simmons. Since any study of science fiction is incomplete without films, readings will be coordinated with public screenings of important science fiction films. This course is offered in the spring semester.