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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18


COLT 62.03 Zombies, Cyborgs, and Clones in Dystopian Fiction and Film

From the zombie apocalypse to fears of killer robots and technology run amok, current popular culture is fascinated by end-of-the-world nightmare scenarios. Classic dystopian novels like Orwell’s 1984 and Lewis’s It Can’t Happen Here have recently topped bestseller lists, while shows like The Walking Dead dominate the television ratings. Why are we obsessed with apocalyptic and dystopian scenarios?  How might this obsession be related to politics, technology, and the media we both use and consume?

Instructor

Kane

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