2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    Mar 28, 2023  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

ENGL 229H - Wonder Women: Feminist Science Fiction

Credits: Four (4)
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: WGS-229H
Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program