Race, Power, and the End of the World: N.K. Jemisin’s The Broken Earth Trilogy (1908)

Three Tuesdays: February 5, 12, 19, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

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$90.00 (10% off for members)

In August 2018, N.K. Jemisin made history as the first author to win the Hugo award three years in a row for each novel in a trilogy. This seminar-style class will offer guided discussions of her award-winning novels — The Fifth Season, The Obelisk Gate, and The Stone Sky — better known as The Broken Earth. On the one hand we will approach these texts as exemplary works of science fiction. These narratives meditate on the dynamics of race and power under pressure of environment catastrophe in the context of beautifully realized world-building. At the same time, we’ll discuss how N.K. Jemisin’s rising prominence as a science fiction author
demonstrates the ascendance of “nontraditional” authors and stories, particularly the afrofuturism movement, in the genre.Three Tuesdays: February 5, 12, 19, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

The Fifth Season, N.K. Jemisin
The Obelisk Gate, N.K. Jemisin
The Stone Sky, N.K. Jemisin

Leigha McReynolds received her PhD in English Literature from The George Washington University. Her dissertation was on science and the supernatural in 19th
Century British Literature, but her current research focus is contemporary science fiction. She has published and presented on science fiction texts ranging from Ursula K. Le Guin’s short stories to Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One. Currently, Leigha is a professor in the writing program at The George Washington University where she uses science fiction to engage students across disciplines.

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

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