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Science Fiction is an extensive and important body of literature which has only recently begun to receive due critical attention in Britain, despite its popularity. This programme provides a framework for the study of SF in its formal, stylistic and thematic characteristics and as such takes full advantage of Liverpool's unique holding: the Science Fiction Foundation. The MA explores the critical and theoretical issues raised by SF, such as the limits of genre, engagement with political ideology, exploration of gender categories and speculations on the nature of time. The course is taught through weekly seminars over two semesters, after which students write a 15,000 word dissertation on a topic of their choice. Modules include: Genre Definitions, Utopias and Dytopias, Time and Consciusness, Special Author Study.

Science Fiction is an extensive and important body of literature which has only recently begun to receive due critical attention in Britain, despite its popularity. This programme provides a framework for the study of SF in its formal, stylistic and thematic characteristics and as such takes full advantage of Liverpool's unique holding: the Science Fiction Foundation. The MA explores the critical...

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