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Teaching science fiction [Elektronisk resurs] / Edited by Andy Sawyer, Peter Wright.

Sawyer, Andy. 
Wright, Peter. 
Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Engelska 296 p.
  • E-bok
Innehållsförteckning Sammanfattning Ämnesord
  • Acknowledgements Notes on Contributors A Chronology of Significant Works Introduction-- A.Sawyer & P.Wright Through Time and Space: A Brief History of Science Fiction-- P.Kincaid Theorising Science Fiction: The Question of Terminology-- G.K.Wolfe Teaching Utopia, Anti-Utopia, and Science Fiction-- C.Ferns Teaching the Scientific Romance-- A.Roberts Teaching Pulp Science Fiction-- G.Westfahl Good SF: Teaching the Golden Age as Cultural History-- L.Yaszek Teaching the New Wave-- R.Latham Postmodernism, Postmodernity and the Postmodern: Telling Local Stories at the End of Time-- A.M.Butler Teaching Gender and Science Fiction-- B.Attebery Teaching Postcolonial Science Fiction-- U.Mehan Teaching Latin American Science Fiction and Fantasy in English: A Case Study-- M.E.Ginway Teaching Science and Science Fiction: A Case Study-- M.Brake & N.Hook Design, Delivery and Evaluation-- A.Sawyer & P.Wright Further Reading Index.
  • Teaching Science Fiction is the first text in thirty years to explore the pedagogic potential of that most intellectually stimulating and provocative form of popular literature: science fiction. Innovative and academically lively, it offers valuable insights into how SF can be taught historically, culturally and practically at university level. -- 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. 
  • "a provocative, up-to-date guide to the full range of modern science fiction and the challenges it presents to students and teachers. - Patrick Parrinder, Emeritus Professor of English, University of Reading, UK. 


Science fiction  -- History and criticism -- Study and teaching (Higher). (LCSH)
Teaching of a specific subject.  (bicssc)
Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers.  (bicssc)
Universities.  (bicssc)
Education.  (eflch)


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