What might the future hold? Feminist authors have long used speculative fiction as a way to work through the promises, perils and possibilities of technoscience, especially as it relates to and intersects with patriarchy. In this version of Reading Literature in Context, we’ll closely study a few landmark texts in that tradition, reading them in their social, political and scientific contexts.

The primary aim of this course is to help you develop and improve the critical reading, writing, and thinking skills needed for success in upper-division courses in English and other disciplines. You’ll also gain practice in using the Oxford English Dictionary and other online research tools and print resources that support studies in the humanities. You’ll learn basic information literacy skills and models for approaching literature with various historical, generic, and cultural contexts in mind.

On this website, you’ll find materials that are required for class or otherwise designed to support your learning during this semester.

This course is led by Beck Wise. It is conducted in the Digital Writing and Research Lab at the University of Texas at Austin.