ONLINE CLASS: Frank Herbert's Dune (20124)

Three Tuesdays: December 1, 8, 15, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

$110.00 (10% off for members)

The first of Denis Villenueve’s two Dune movies is scheduled for release in 2021. Join this class to read and discuss the source novel: Frank Herbert’s Dune (1965).

The stature and popularity of Dune, and its place in the science fiction canon, are hard to overstate. Herbert’s science fiction epic is sweeping and innovative. His world-building and his characters are deep and compelling. At the same time, as so often happens with the classics, the further we get from 1965, the more complicated popular and critical feelings about the novel become. In this seminar-style discussion-based class, we’ll work through why Dune is categorically considered a masterpiece, how it retains its relevance in our world, and when we might need to critique its monolithic presence.

Over the course of our three meetings we will focus on Book I Dune, Book II Muad’Dib, and Book III respectively, but it’s recommended that you finish the novel before starting the class.

Three Tuesdays: December 1, 8, 15, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Online Class.

Required Text:

Dune, Frank Herbert

Leigha McReynolds has a PhD in English Literature. Her dissertation was on science and the supernatural in 19th Century British Literature, but her current research focus is contemporary science fiction. Leigha is a professor in the writing program at The George Washington University where she uses science fiction to engage students across disciplines. In addition to teaching, she runs a writing coaching business to help aspiring writers of all kinds achieve their personal and professional goals.

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

SKU: 9787000008380
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Dune Cover Image
ISBN: 9780441013593
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Published: Ace - August 2nd, 2005