Summer Classes

As I have for the last few years, I will be teaching a couple of literature classes at Virginia Commonwealth University this summer. The first (June 11-July 11, Monday through Friday 10:30-12:20) will be Science Fiction. The second, (July 12-August 10, Monday through Friday 10:30-12:20) will be Urban Fantasy. They are short, intense classes, including both books and films. The Urban Fantasy class is near full, but there’s plenty of room in the Science Fiction class. These are 200 level courses. The only prerequisite is a year of freshman English.
The books and films for the Science Fiction class:

Ray Bradbury. Fahrenheit 451
Philip K. Dick. Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?
Ursula K. Le Guin. The Lathe of Heaven
Haruki Murakami. Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
Robert Charles Wilson. Blind Lake
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
(1956)
Dr. Strangelove
Invasion of the Body Snatchers
(1978)
Blade Runner
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

The books and films for the Urban Fantasy Class:
Neil Gaiman. Anansi Boys
Sean Stewart. Perfect Circle
Kelly Link. Magic for Beginners
Jeffrey Ford. The Empire of Ice Cream
Haruki Murakami. Kafka on the Shore
Edward Scissorhands
The Sixth Sense

Being John Malkovich
Donnie Darko

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