ENGL 2665

ENGL 2665

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

MacArthur "Genius" grant winner Octavia Butler is famously known as a science fiction writer, but her novels, short stories and essays both adhere to and disrupt expectations in the genre. Throughout her writing career, Butler explored themes of space travel, time travel, African indigeneity, gender, race, spirituality, and ecological degradation. This class, will introduce students to Octavia Butler's work and the creative fields she helped spawn. Additionally, we will investigate and contextualize these themes alongside the scholarly fields of Black feminist studies, the environmental humanities, Black speculation fiction, Afrofuturism, disability studies and more!

When Offered Fall or Spring.

Distribution Category (ALC-AS, LA-AS)
Satisfies Requirement This course counts toward the Literatures of the Americas and post-1800 requirements for English majors.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AMST 2667ASRC 2665FGSS 2665

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18919 ENGL 2665   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person