ENGL 161 SC - The Futures of Asian/America

This course explores speculative imaginations of Asian/American futures, covering works of classic science fiction, contemporary popular culture, and newer work in "slipstream" literary science fiction. Central to our exploration will be the question of how Asian/America is imagined as a contested site of future hyper-modernity, even as Asia represents a place mired in a timeless past. We'll explore texts that speculate on transnational futures in relation to imperial pasts, on ecological disasters both global and local, on artificial intelligence and the "post-racial" future, and more, paying particular attention to questions of racial formation and the specific material histories of Asian/Americans.

[formerly ENGL180  SC]

Course Credit: 1.0
Offered: Every other year

This course information is from the DRAFT 2024-2025 SCRIPPS CATALOG. View this catalog.

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