ONLINE CLASS: Kurt Vonnegut: Satire and Science Fiction (2077)

Three Wednesdays: June 17, 24, and July 1, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Price: 
$100.00 (10% off for members)

Kurt Vonnegut was featured in the media a year ago to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his most popular novel, Slaughterhouse-Five. But the state of the world in spring 2020 seems uniquely suited to his darkly satirical humor. While the literary establishment condescended to upgrade Vonnegut to an “American writer,” science fiction lovers know that he was always one of us, with most of his books including elements from the genre. Join us for a discussion-based, seminar-style class covering The Sirens of Titan (1959), Cat’s Cradle (1963), and Slaughterhouse-Five (1969). We’ll discuss how the combination of Vonnegut’s comedic tone and serious themes allow us to reflect on truths about humanity. One of the pleasures of reading Vonnegut is that the more you read, the more you enjoy the novels. Three Wednesdays: June 17, 24, and July 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. Online Class.

Books:

The Sirens of Titan

Cat’s Cradle

Slaughterhouse-Five

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.

$100.00
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The Sirens of Titan: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780385333498
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - September 8th, 1998

Cat's Cradle: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780385333481
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - September 8th, 1998

Slaughterhouse-Five: A Novel (Modern Library 100 Best Novels) Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780385333849
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Published: Dial Press Trade Paperback - January 12th, 1999