A Science-Fiction Syllabus


I’ve just taught the first meeting of my fall 2020 graduate seminar, “Science Fiction and Cultural Capital,” so it strikes me that I could now post a link to the syllabus. I suppose I could have tried a little harder to find and assign SF in which people can only connect with others by video link; my hazy and distressing memories of Asimov’s The Naked Sun made me balk there. Anyway, the motto of 2020 is: You do what you can. In this case, what I can do includes assigning a Star Wars novel and making students read about omnivorousness. That, and The Dispossessed.