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Spring 2018-2019
* GSS 303 / ENG 466 (LA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Feminist Futures: Contemporary S. F. by Women

Alfred Bendixen

Feminist Futures explores the way in which recent women writers have transformed science fiction into speculative fiction - an innovative literary form capable of introducing and exploring new kinds of feminist and multi-cultural perspectives. These books confront the limitations imposed on women and imagine transformative possibilities for thinking about gender roles and relationships, the body, forms of power, and political and social structures.

Sample reading list:
Nnedi Okorofor, Binti
N.K. Jemison, The Fifth Season
Louise Erdrich, Future Home of the Living God
Karen Tei Yamashita, Tropic of Orange
Charlie Jane Anders, All the Birds in the Sky
Carmen Maria Machado, Her Body and Other Parties
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
An average of 200-250 pages of reading per week. Two short papers (approx. five pages or 1500 words), one longer essay (approx. 8-12 pages or 2750-3500 words), a short presentation on an author not covered in the syllabus; and a take-home final exam.

Requirements/Grading:
Take Home Final Exam - 20%
Papers - 30%
Oral Presentation(s) - 10%
Term Paper(s) - 25%
Class/Precept Participation - 15%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42360 S01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm W        Enrolled:8 Limit:15