• Week 1: Brendan O’Neill

    November 24, 2020 by

    How has the academic reception of popular genres changed over time? In previous era’s there has been an observable bias by academics towards what was at the time and occasionally now is referred to as ‘high’ literature. Poetry, prose literature, and stage dramas are classical genres that were often deemed to be superior to modern… Read more

  • Week 10: SciFi/Alt-History by Rachel Banks

    November 20, 2020 by

    Q2. What distinctions are there between alternate history, postmodern alternate history and uchronie genres? Philip K. Dick’s (1962) The Man in the High Castle has proven to have a longstanding reputation as critically acclaimed piece of writing. Dick uses the prophetic Chinese Oracle I Ching or Book of Changes as part of his central plot… Read more

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