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Adam Nocek
CHID 250
Seattle Campus

Special Topics: Introduction to the History of Ideas

Examines a different subject or problem from a comparative framework. Satisfies the Gateways major/minor requirement. Offered: AWSp.

Class description

This course will begin with what are arguably classic tales of speculative and fantastic fiction. Using these texts and films as a template, we then explore a range of genres in various media (e.g., post-genre horror, apocalyptic theology, Sci-Fi documentary, the new weird) to see how the concepts of fantasy and speculation might be extended and mutated to address the very problem of thought itself. Readings and screenings are likely to come from: Wells, Gibson, Miyazaki, Herzog, Lovecraft, Ligotti, Mieville, Negarestani.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Adam Nocek
Date: 05/24/2012