Hi everyone! I’m thrilled to say that this fall, online and worldwide, I’ll be offering the first of my two-part history of science fiction course for The Mythgard Institute. It’s a graduate-level course, but you don’t have to be seeking a Master’s from Signum University in order to “sit in” (or audit) just for the love of the subject. Anyone may sign up!
The class will consist of 24 90-minute lectures with live Q&A. These lectures will also available to registered students for immediate download as audio and video files. I’ll also accept emailed questions in between lectures. There will be a class discussion forum available 24/7.
You can see a full list of the lecture topics, assigned readings, and more here.
The second half of the two-part course will be offered in the future and will build upon this one. It will begin with the New Wave.
If you know of anyone who might be interested, I’d be grateful if you’d share the news. Thanks so much!
Just a follow up to say that, in celebration of Mythgard’s first anniversary, all enrollments (including those for my “Science Fiction, Part 1″) through 31 July using the code BIRTHDAY will receive 5% off.
Also, I just had to show the lovely uncropped artwork by Elia Fernández.
What does it mean to be human? Are we alone? What wonders or terrors will tomorrow hold? Join award-winning scholar Dr. Amy H. Sturgis as she explores the ways in which the literature of science fiction over time has asked the question: “What if?” This course will consider the development of the genre from “proto-SF” writings through the Golden Age, with an eye toward how the great works and movements within science fiction both reflect the concerns and attitudes of their time and imagine beyond them. Discover why author Ray Bradbury called science fiction “the most important literature in the history of the world.” Click here for more information.