University of Minnesota, Twin Cities campus
ALL 3467 - Science Fiction, Empire, Japan
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Premised on its historical position as a non-Western colonial empire, this course takes up Japan as a focal point for examining the relations between science fiction and imperialism. Discussions center on the colonial underpinnings of Japanese science fiction and how particular motifs (future war, time travel, posthuman bodies) critically interrogate this history.