English 177-1 - Winter, 2017

Study of an Individual Author

    Topic: Octavia E. Butler and Topics in Speculative Fiction

Class Information

Instructor: Yazell, Bryan
CRN: 22909
Time: TR 10:30-11:50
Location: 105 Olson

Description

    This course will examine the work of science fiction author Octavia E. Butler. We will read Butler’s short stories and novels alongside contemporary writings and criticism in order to evaluate how this work both foregrounds and combats social inequality within the broad category of speculative fiction.

Texts

    Kindred
    Fledgling
    Parable of the Sower
    Parable of the Talents
    Lilith's Brood
    ENL 177 Course Reader