Science Fiction and Contemporary American Culture | National Humanities Center

Humanities in Class: Webinar Series

Science Fiction and Contemporary American Culture

Kate Marshall

Kate Marshall (Fellow, 2016–17)

March 26, 2019

Science fiction has been flourishing as a genre of both popular and literary culture in unprecedented ways. It can be utopian or dystopian, invoke the weird biology hidden in ecosystems, critique political life from an alternate world, and say much about how we understand bodies, objects, and information. This webinar will use four short texts by contemporary writers to paint a picture of what science fiction can tell us about American culture.


Literature / Literary Criticism / Science Fiction / Cultural History / American History /