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Teaching Science Fiction free pdf 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.

About Andy Sawyer

ANDY SAWYER Librarian of the Science Fiction Foundation Collection at the University of Liverpool Library, UK, and Course Director of the School of English's 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 He recently co-edited Plan For Chaos, a previously unpublished novel by John Wyndham.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 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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Author : Andy Sawyer
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 24 March 2011
ISBN : 023022850X
EAN : 9780230228504
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 296 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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