SLA286H1: Literature and Science

Previous Course Number: 
SLA486H1
Hours: 
24S

Shaped by the experience of two world wars, two totalitarianisms, and several revolutions, continental sci-fi is known for its radical and uncompromising thought experiments and daring aesthetics. Discussing works by Evgenii Zamiatin, Karel Capek, Sigizmund Krzhizhanovsky, Fritz Lang, HG Wells, Stanislaw Lem, Andrei Tarkovsky, and Jacek Dukaj among others, we examine the consequences of science, technology and social engineering pushing individuals beyond their human limits.

Prerequisite: 

None

Exclusion: 
Distribution Requirements: 
Humanities
Breadth Requirements: 
Creative and Cultural Representations (1)