Literature and the Future, 1887 to the Present

A survey of literature’s role in anticipating and constructing potential futures since 1887. Early Anglo-American and European futurism during the years leading up to World War I; futures of speculative fiction during the Cold War; futuristic dreams of contemporary cyberpunk. What literature can reveal about the human need to understand both what is coming and how to respond to it.

Instructor: 
Undergraduate Course #: 
287
TTh 2:30pm-3:45pm
WR, Hu
Course Attribute: 
American Lit
American; 18th/19th w/perm; 20th/21st w/perm
Fall
2017