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Imagining Differing Fictions and Other Bodied Beings
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This class is to think about the ways bodies of feminist and post-colonial science fiction contribute to imagining futures. How do fictional embodiments and relations serve as a space to model, combat, critique and inspire relevant action in the present moment? In particular, this class draws from authors who have occupied peripheral perspectives from mainstream science fiction and outside traditional networks of power.

Conversational approaches will include speech as well as movement, material and visual dialogue. The class will look at strategies and ideas that arise from these conversations alongside new feminist material philosophies, which also seize the nature/culture binary as an important site for the dismantling of patriarchy.

Novels will include:
- The Left Hand of Darkness, Ursula Le Guin
- Dawn, Octavia Butler
- The Fortunate Fall, Raphael Carter
- Trouble on Triton, Samuel Delany

Based on conversational direction, theoretical texts will be chosen to complement subjects in the novels.

Additional Resources:
http://www.tor.com/blogs/2009/08/making-lists-mindblowing-sf-by-women-and-people-of-color
http://arablit.wordpress.com/2013/09/30/science-fiction-in-arabic-it-was-not-born-all-of-a-sudden

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Hello all!

We are excited that the class has been scheduled in Berlin for 4pm Friday the 13th of December. Mwah haha!

For further notifications and a detailed reading list, you'll have to sign up for the scheduled class here: http://thepublicschool.org/node/36066

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Caitlin

Hello all!

We are excited that the class has been scheduled in Berlin for 4pm Friday the 13th of December. Mwah haha!

For further notifications and a detailed reading list, you'll have to sign up for the scheduled class here: http://thepublicschool.org/node/36066

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Caitlin

fiona geuss's picture

dear all, 

due to organizational issues we will start this class on december 13, on a friday instead of the usual saturday. the second meeting will take place in january after the christmas/new year break.

class and meeting details as well as readings will be up shortly!

bestfiona

fiona geuss's picture

we are planning to make this class happen in december. stay tuned for more info coming soon!

caleb berlin's picture

Also see Science Fiction: Gender and Sexuality. There are materials in the comments below the course description that might be of interest (but you have to wade through a lot of logistical remarks).

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