PMA 2408

PMA 2408

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

Consider the Spielbergian nostalia of STRANGER THINGS, or BLACK PANTHER's fresh take on Afrofuturism. From beloved film reboots to birth charts, contemporary culture is obsessed with the future. But weren't we always? Regardless of whether films ally with dystopian or utopian attitudes, or are set in outer space or low-income south London, this course's critical treatment will ask how specific visions of the future themselves enact a kind of time travel—by reflecting on the present, and rephrasing the past. Selected texts will deal with cyborgs, aliens, haunted spaceships, and post-apocalyptic crises; they will also explore notions of gender and sexuality, theories of time and space, and the relationship between fantastic genre and allegorical critique.

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (CA-AS)

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Graded