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RUSS 38.08 The "New Man" on the Moon: Science Fiction Under Socialism

Cyborgs, intergalactic vistas, and overextended futurities ostensibly characterize western science fiction. Yet space age put cosmic agendas on writing and film-editing desks all over the former Socialist bloc as well. We will explore the East/West differences in generic conventions and investigate the uneasy fit between Socialist Realism—the state-sponsored style for picturing the real life of the “New Socialist Man”—and the questionable political orders and subversive desires unleashed by fictions of deregulated space travel.



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COLT 56.01

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