Science Fiction and Subcreation
— ENGL 308 (3)
Focuses on Tolkien and Lewis’ response to the problem of alienation in contemporary culture, more specifically the genre of science fiction. It explores the literary, philosophical and theological sources of alienation in the writing of the Enlightenment. Required reading includes Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and Lewis’ science fiction trilogy, as well as the “classics” of the science fiction genre. Prerequisite: 6 credit hours in ENGL.
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