December 11, 2012

Science Fiction Class at Borderlands

Borderlands is partnering with the University of the Commons - - to present a six week class on the Science Fiction Short Story.  It will be taught by Phil Gochenour and will meet once a week for six weeks.  The meetings will be on Mondays in the cafe from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.  It's free of charge and you can sign up at

More info about the class after the break.

"This course will be a survey of American and British science-fiction from the 1920s to cyberpunk through the medium of the short story. This course will examine the significance of the short story for the Sci Fi genre, as well as literary critical approaches to Sci Fi such as Darko Suvin’s concept of “estrangements” that focus on the genre as a means for examining social issues.

Phil Gochenour holds a PhD in comparative literature from Emory University in Atlanta. He has held teaching positions in English and New Media at the University of Virginia and Towson University in Baltimore. His publications in academic and other journals have focused on the novels of Thomas Pynchon, the application of systems theory to online communities, the history and cultural impact of cybernetics, and American and British science fiction."

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