|Short Description:||Speculative Fictions/Sci Fi|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Humanities & Communication|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||091523 - Literature|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||5 June 2020|
Students ought to have successfully completed ENL1000 and ENL1001 before undertaking this course as it advances from the skills taught in these courses.
This course examines a range of popular cultural and critical texts in the fields of science fiction, speculative fiction and the study of contemporary literature. Students will have the unique opportunity to examine visions of the far future and the uncanny present produced by some of the most imaginative writers and fantasists of the past century. There will also be an opportunity for student papers to be published in a peer-reviewed undergraduate journal facilitated by English Literature and Creative Writing staff and students. Students will be encouraged to develop their skills in close reading, comparative analysis and critique. The course will enable students to become engaged readers of narratives of the future and the present.