Faculty Seminar | Classical Traditions in Science Fiction 2017
|June 26, 2017||Posted by Mike Saridakis under Sunoikisis News||
From June 5-6, the Center for Hellenic Studies hosted a Faculty Development Seminar that focused on building a course on Classical Traditions in Science Fiction. Gathering under the guidance of consultants Brett Rogers (University of Puget Sound), Ben Stevens (Trinity University), and Jesse Weiner (Hamilton College), the faculty members planned to develop a course for the upcoming fall semester, which will be led by course director Norman Sandridge (Howard University).
This workshop was for faculty interested in developing and teaching a course on classical traditions in science fiction. Their purpose was to introduce participants to key primary and secondary sources in the fields of both classics and science fiction in order to engage in a syllabus-building workshop, and to organize the building of modules for teaching the course. Classical Traditions in Science Fiction will be offered as an inter-institutional Sunoikisis course in Fall 2017, open to any interested faculty.
Seminar participants attended both in person at the Center and remotely via Google Hangouts. All of the participants presented on different works of science fiction that demonstrate parallels to literature from the Ancient Mediterranean. Some of the works included Mad Max: Fury Road, Star Trek, The Hunger Games, and Wonder Woman.
Sunoikisis thanks the seminar participants: Jennifer Besse (Elizbethtown College and Millersville University), Bob Cape (Austin College), Sam Cooper (Princeton University), Laurie Cosgriff (Portland State University), Dustin Dixon, David Driscoll (Miami University), John Esposito, Frances Foster, Tony Keen (University of Roehampton), Danielle LaLonde, Marian Makians (University of Pennsylvania), Timothy Phin (University of Maryland, Baltimore Co.), Brett Rogers, Norman Sandridge, Benjamin Stevens, Jesse Wiener, and Temple Wright.
Written by Rose Milnes and Mike Saridakis