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Teaching Science Fiction

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The importance of science fiction to undergraduate literary studies cannot be underestimated. Its capacity to challenge students' social, political and cultural perspectives makes it invaluable in highlighting the contingent nature of contemporary society and the potential for change. Teaching Science Fiction is the first book in thirty years to address how science fiction ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published June 15th 2011 by Palgrave Macmillan (first published March 1st 2011)
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Karl Bunker
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This book is part of a series from Palgrave MacMillan, other volumes being "Teaching Chaucer", "Teaching Romanticism", and so on. As the titles indicate, these are books meant to be used by teachers (primarily of undergraduate college courses) as a guide to structuring a class on the titular topic.

Teaching SF consists of thirteen chapters, each written by different authors. Many of these authors are well known in the field of SF studies; Gary K. Wolfe, Adam Roberts, and Gary Westfahl to name a f
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