ENGH 400: Honors Seminar

ENGH 400-001: Black and Indigenous Futurisms
(Spring 2023)

04:30 PM to 07:10 PM T

Horizon Hall 1007

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Section Information for Spring 2023

How do you imagine a future that you were never meant to be in – and what is the power in doing so? This class explores Black and Indigenous speculative fiction from the nineteenth century to the present, reading novels, stories, films, and albums that deploy speculation as a vital tool for the liberatory imagination. Reading across advanced literary and cultural scholarship from the historicist to the highly theoretical, we will situate Black and Indigenous futurisms within the historical contexts of settler colonialism and the afterlives of slavery while also encountering cutting-edge work in Black studies, Indigenous studies, gender and sexuality studies, disability studies, and more.

ENGH 400 001 enrollment is controlled. Contact Professor Jessica Hurley (jhurle@gmu.edu) for approval to register via Patriot Web.

Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Emphasizes growth in awareness of literary scholarship as a discipline, providing opportunity for advanced study in literary and cultural criticism. Covers variety of topics, including consideration of a literary period, genre, author, work, theme, discourse, or critical theory. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 6 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Recommended Prerequisite: Open only to English department honors students.
Schedule Type: Lec/Sem #1, Lec/Sem #2, Lec/Sem #3, Lec/Sem #4, Lec/Sem #5, Lec/Sem #6, Lec/Sem #7, Lec/Sem #8, Lec/Sem #9, Lecture, Sem/Lec #10, Sem/Lec #11, Sem/Lec #12, Sem/Lec #13, Sem/Lec #14, Sem/Lec #15, Sem/Lec #16, Sem/Lec #17, Sem/Lec #18
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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