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AMCS 360 Ethnic Literature: Race, Difference, and the Science Fiction Narrative (GE C2, #ETH, #CRS/ETH)

ID : 322    Academic Unit : 4, class 1122
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What do the films The Matrix, Avatar, and Black Panther have in common? Answer: Race, Apocalypse, and Liberal Humanism. In this course we will explore the various ways racial identity informs and enables science fiction literature, film, and the related aesthetic, Afro-futurism. Special attention will be devoted to the work of MacArthur fellow science fiction writer, Octavia Butler. Additionally, we will explore representations of gender and race by comparing and contrasting Butler’s fiction to popular science fiction films, notably The Book of Eli and Black Panther. The main goal of the course is to study how race, broadly and specifically, informs the speculative worlds created by writers, filmmakers, and actors and to examine the resulting effect of these representations. Satisfies GE Area C2. Satisfies the upper-division Ethnic Studies requirement.

Class Details

16 Sessions
Online 24/7

NA - Online

Kim Hester-Williams 



Registration Closes On
Monday, June 22, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
6/22/2020 - 7/16/2020 Online 24/7 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM N/A - Online Kim Hester-Williams