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-Deeper understanding of the aesthetics, form, and key tropes of global science fiction
- Increased awareness of environmental crisis and how it is mediated in speculative fiction genres such as cli-fi, eco-dystopia, eco-punk, and post-apocalypse
- Familiarity with world-literary criticism, postcolonial ecocriticism, and energy humanities frameworks
- Attentiveness to the intersection of race, class and gender in forms of oppression
- Ability to critically evaluate texts in conjunction with theory and social context
- Wider exposure to postcolonial and world literature
Examples of potential authors include Nalo Hopkinson, Nnedi Okorafor, Lauren Beukes, Vandana Singh, Paolo Bacigalupi, Tobias Buckell, Junot Díaz, Octavia Butler, and Omar El Akkad.
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Seminar (or Webinar)||
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Continuous Assessment: Includes a close reading exercise, in-class participation and group work, student presentation questions, and a creative reflection.||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Essay: End of term essay comparing two texts.||Coursework (End of Trimester)||n/a||Graded||No||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Not yet recorded.