ANG6157 Studies in Popular Literature
Fall 2017

Science-Fiction (“The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed”)


This course will explore the intersections between popular culture and science fiction. While arguably born at the turn of the nineteenth century, popular culture as a genre truly exploded in the mid twentieth century with the advent of comics, cinema, and television. In this course, students will read a range of texts that reflect this evolution and consider the current value of popular culture and science fiction using different critical approaches. The course will also consider the invasion of technology in mainstream works, and the parodic elements inherent in popular culture. Finally, all the works considered in this course will demonstrate how popular culture constantly engages with contemporary historical and political issues.




Monday 11 December

Tuesday 12 December

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