EN 803 America and Its Futures (Spring: 3)
Drawing on literary and non-literary texts, this seminar focuses on contemporary
attempts to imagine the near future. We will cover issues such as the environment,
energy, technological innovation, demographic change, and globalization.
The seminar explores how these topics take on a different and renew urgency
when we turn our gaze forward in time. We will take a special interest
in the year 2050, as this is a year that is distant enough that a lot of
significant changes to the ways we live ourlives will occur but close enough
that it is well within our likely lifespans.
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