Sci-Fi Social Justice
Genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Reading
Open to all levels
Beneath the dazzling spectacle of sci-fi lies fascinating ethical questions about humanity—questions about how society treats the mutant, alien, or cyborg "other," about whether technology causes or eliminates suffering, or about the origins of oppressive dystopian societies. In this generative writing course, we'll read sci-fi writers of diverse identities and informally freewrite our own work in response. Through the lenses of feminist and queer theory, Afrofuturism, disability rights, and more, we'll explore how sci-fi helps us imagine better futures.
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June 13: General registration opens
Alyse Knorr is a queer poet, associate professor of English at Regis University, co-editor of Switchback Books, and co-producer of the Sweetbitter podcast. She is the author of three poetry collections, two nonfiction books, and four poetry chapbooks.
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