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“I Don’t Really Read that Kind of Stuff: Teaching the Literature, Science, and Sociology of Science Fiction” (English Professional Development Series)
November 19, 2014 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Dahlonega, LTC 162
Gainesville, Nesbitt 5105
Oconee, 564 (Video Teleconference launch site)
Facilitated by Karen Redding
Karen attended the two-week Intensive Institute for the Teaching of Science Fiction at the University of Kansas Gunn Center for Science Fiction Studies in June of this year. The group of graduate students, K-12 teachers, and university professors from across the country, and around the world, read 25 SF novels significant to the genre and discussed the influences of social change, science, technology, and literature both on and of these authors and texts. Karen will describe her own experience using SF as the frame for her World Literature course and her plans for interdisciplinary collaboration with colleagues on future iterations of this course, as well as the potential for the use of SF in first-year composition courses. Come for the pop culture trivia, stay for the new understanding of the fun of science fiction in the college classroom.