9780230228504

Teaching Science Fiction

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  • ISBN13:

    9780230228504

  • ISBN10:

    023022850X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-05-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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Summary

In response to the growing presence of science fiction in English Studies,Teaching Science Fictionprovides an accessible account of how the genre might be taught and understood, considering its history, its major forms, and the critical approaches that make science fiction available to detailed discussion.

Author Biography

ANDY SAWYER is librarian of the Science Fiction Foundation Collection at the University of Liverpool Library, UK, and Course Director of the School of Englishs MA in Science Fiction Studies. He is Reviews Editor of Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction. He recently co-edited Plan For Chaos, a previously unpublished novel by John Wyndham. He is the 2008 recipient of the Clareson Award for services to science fiction.

PETER WRIGHT is Reader in Speculative Fictions at Edge Hill University, UK. He is the author of Attending Daedalus: Gene Wolfe, Artifice and the Reader (2003), co-editor of British Science Fiction Television (2005) and editor of Shadows of the New Sun: Wolfe on Writing/Writers on Wolfe (2007). He is currently co-editing When Worlds Collide: The Critical Companion to Science Fiction Film Adaptations.

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Notes on Contributors
Why Teach Science Fiction?--A.Sawyer &--P.Wright
A Short History of Science Fiction--P.Kincaid
Theorising Science Fiction--G.K.Wolfe
Teaching Utopia, Anti-Utopia and Science Fiction--C.Ferns
Teaching Pulp Science Fiction--G.Westfahl
Teaching Golden Age Science Fiction--L.Yaszek
Teaching the New Wave--R.Latham
Teaching Postmodern Science Fiction--A.Butler
Teaching Gender and Science Fiction--B.Attebery
Teaching Postcolonial Science Fiction--U.Mehan
Teaching Latin American Science Fiction: A Case Study--L.Ginway
Science Fiction and Curriculum Design--A.Sawyer &--P.Wright
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