Teaching Science Fiction

Wright, Peter and Sawyer, Andy, eds. (2011) Teaching Science Fiction. Teaching the New English. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, Hampshire. ISBN 9780230228511

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Abstract

The importance of science fiction to undergraduate literary studies cannot be underestimated. Its capacity to challenge students' social, political and cultural perspectives makes it invaluable in highlighting the contingent nature of contemporary society and the potential for change. 'Teaching Science Fiction' is the first book in thirty years to address how science fiction might be taught to this effect. It presents comprehensive treatments of the major phases in the development of the genre including the scientific romance, Golden Age science fiction, the New Wave and science fiction's engagement with the postmodern. The book identifies and explores innovative teaching strategies which will both engage and challenge students whilst providing practical advice on how an sf course can be designed, delivered and evaluated. Sample syllabuses, a detailed chronology, a compact history of the genre and an extensive bibliography make this an invaluable guide for anyone teaching, or considering teaching, science fiction at undergraduate level.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0080 Criticism
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN0441 Literary History
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
P Language and Literature > PS American literature
Divisions: English Language & Literature
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2013 12:22
URI: http://repository.edgehill.ac.uk/id/eprint/5412

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