Teaching the New English

Teaching Science Fiction

Editors: Sawyer, A., Wright, P. (Eds.)

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Teaching Science Fiction is the first text in thirty years to explore the pedagogic potential of that most intellectually stimulating and provocative form of popular literature: science fiction. Innovative and academically lively, it offers valuable insights into how SF can be taught historically, culturally and practically at university level.

About the authors

BRIAN ATTEBERY Professor of English, Idaho State University, USA MARK BRAKE Professor of Science Communication, University of Glamorgan, UK ANDREW M. BUTLER Independent Scholar CHRIS FERNS Professor of English, Mount Saint Vincent University, Nova Scotia, Canada M. ELIZABETH GINWAY Associate Professor of Portuguese, University of Florida, USA NEIL HOOK Senior Lecturer in Science Communication, University of Glamorgan, UK PAUL KINCAID Independent Scholar ROB LATHAM Associate Professor of English, University of California, Riverside, USA ADAM ROBERTS Professor Nineteenth-Century Literature, Royal Holloway University of London, UK GARY WESTFAHL Lecturer in English, University of California, Riverside, USA GARY K. WOLFE Professor of Humanities and English, Roosevelt University, USA LISA YASZEK Associate Professor in the School of Literature, Communication, and Culture, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA

Reviews

"a provocative, up-to-date guide to the full range of modern science fiction and the challenges it presents to students and teachers. - Patrick Parrinder, Emeritus Professor of English, University of Reading, UK

'Teaching Science Fiction not only effectively explores what it means to teach sf but also actually teaches the genre to its readers...Teaching Science Fiction is an essential addition to the bookshelves of current or prospective teachers of sf. Its contributors provide the insight that can be found in a teaching narrative, while not losing sight of the critical role of context in making pedagogical decisions. They provide rationales for their course constructino and explain the results achieved. Interestingly, the book is perhaps just as useful to beginning sf scholars, whether or not they intend to teach the genre, as the chapters provide succinct and readable introductions to many iof the critical aspects of the contemporary study of science fiction' - Craig B. Jacobsen, Science Fiction Studies


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Sawyer, Andy (et al.)

    Pages 1-20

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  • Through Time and Space: A Brief History of Science Fiction

    Kincaid, Paul

    Pages 21-37

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  • Theorizing Science Fiction: The Question of Terminology

    Wolfe, Gary K.

    Pages 38-54

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  • Utopia, Anti-Utopia and Science Fiction

    Ferns, Chris

    Pages 55-71

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  • Teaching the Scientific Romance

    Roberts, Adam

    Pages 72-85

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Teaching Science Fiction
Editors
  • A. Sawyer
  • P. Wright
Series Title
Teaching the New English
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-30039-2
DOI
10.1057/9780230300392
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-22850-4
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-22851-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 266
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