ASRC 4513

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017.

A pronounced turn away from utopian discourses has long been felt across multiple academic registers—aspects of queer theory rejecting futurity, portions of the radical left adopting a similar politics of no future, and scholars in African-American studies debating the idea of an Afro-pessimism, to name just a few examples. This accumulation of tragic thought brings the question: Does the utopian text no longer hold any value in the development of alternative political thought? This course, grounded in science fiction, will address this question via the thoughtful examination of a range of theoretical, fictional, and cinematic texts. Works to be studied throughout the semester will come from, among others, Frederick Jameson, Carlos Fuentes, Aldous Huxley, Alfonso Cuarón, Colson Whitehead, and Samuel Delany.

When Offered Spring.

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  •   Combined with: COML 4513ENGL 4903

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16483ASRC 4513  SEM 101