2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    Jul 18, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

ENGL 229H - Wonder Women: Feminist Science Fiction

Credits: 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.
General Education Area: Humanities
Cross-listed: WGS-229H
Prerequisite: Membership in Bascom Honors Program