Two Mondays: May 16 and 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. ET Online Class
Light Lecture and Discussion Based
Kim Stanley Robinson has long been recognized as the best political science fiction writer of our time, and since the early 1990s his fiction has grappled with the specter of climate change. In his most recent novel, The Ministry for the Future (2020), KSR deploys a unique narrative structure to dramatize the near-future impact that we know climate change will have. Join this seminar-style, discussion-based class to explore what one critic dubbed a “science fiction nonfiction novel.” We’ll consider how art can function as an effective vehicle to both represent and propel political and social change. Two Mondays: May 16 and 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. ET Online Class
The Ministry for the Future by Kim Stanley Robinson (9780316300148)
Leigha McReynolds received her PhD in English Literature from The George Washington University. Her dissertation was on science and the supernatural in the 19th Century British novel. In her teaching, Leigha uses science fiction to engage students across disciplines: she is currently an Assistant Clinical Professor for University Honors at UMD. She also runs a writing coaching business to help aspiring writers of all kinds achieve their personal and professional goals.
REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.