2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    Jan 26, 2022  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

WS 229H - Wonder Women: Feminist Science Fiction

Credits: 4
Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program
This class will combine an introduction to feminist theory and practice with an exploration of the various ways science fiction literature represents and reimagines gender roles. Science fiction’s boundless speculative range makes this genre a perfect vehicle for a critique and change of systemic patriarchy. Readings will include classic texts by writers such as Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Ursula K. LeGuin, James Tiptree, Jr., Joanna Russ, and Octavia Butler. We will also investigate the emergence of “strong” female protagonists in Young Adult science fiction, and make our own attempts at writing feminist sci fi.
Cross-listed: ENGL-229H