Water, Worlds: Science Fiction and Environmental Change

Join fellow alumni on AlumniU for a six week online course exploring environmental change through the lens of Science Fiction.

How can science fiction help us reimagine the relationship among environment, conflict, commons, and humanity? Join Hilary Strang, PhD’09, deputy director of the Master of Arts Program in the Humanities and lecturer in the Department of English, to study three novels that ask us to think about water—rising seas, drought, and water’s intimate relationship with life itself—in connection with the slow violence of environmental disaster.

  • Read Paolo Bacigalupi’s The Water Knife (2015); Joan Slonczewski’s A Door into Ocean (1986); and Kim Stanley Robinson’s New York 2140 (2017).
  • Discuss and debate in lively intellectual conversation.
  • Join live video seminars with Strang and fellow alumni.

Log on now to begin participating in this AlumniU course. Note: A CNetID is required to access course content. Please visit https://cnet.uchicago.edu/claimacct/index.jsp to create your account.

If you have questions, please email alumniu@uchicago.edu.


Event Information

Cost: Free
Registration Required: https://alumniu.uchicago.edu/community/learn/water-worlds


Monday, 10/2/17 at 12:00am - Friday at 2:36pm | iCal


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