Global Time Travel

Description: Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Time travel is our most effective fictional device for asking what past was like, what future will bring, and how our present might look when viewed from other times. Though often associated with Euro-American genre of hard science fiction, time travel is global genre. Study of time travel stories, novels, television productions, and films from variety of periods, regions, and languages in order to explore anxieties genre responds to and other worlds it helps us imagine. Examination of theorists and critics whose work helps explain how time travel interacts with history, narrative, and visuality. P/NP or letter grading.

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