Science-Fiction as Genre of Possibilities. Social Criticism in a Limitless Range of Opportunities?


Seminar Paper, 2018

25 Pages, Grade: 1,7


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Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. Defining Science-Fiction
a. Science/ Technical Definitions
b. Future Definitions
c. Space and Supernatural Definitions
d. Utopia
e. Alternative History
f. Finding an Overall Definition

3. Social Criticism in SF
a. Kindred as Example for Social Criticism. Elements of SF
b. Does Kindred Fit into the Definition?
c. New Parameters

4. Social Criticism Expanding SF as Genre of Possibilities
a. Discussion of New Parameters
b. Set New Definition
c. Chance for Criticism

5. Conclusion: SF as Genre of Possibilities - Social Criticism in a Limitless Range of Opportunities?

Appendix

Bibliography

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Title
Science-Fiction as Genre of Possibilities. Social Criticism in a Limitless Range of Opportunities?
College
University of Würzburg  (Neuphilologisches Institut)
Course
Science Fiction and Social Activism
Grade
1,7
Author
Year
2018
Pages
25
Catalog Number
V432084
ISBN (eBook)
9783668741980
ISBN (Book)
9783668741997
File size
603 KB
Language
English
Keywords
SF, Science Fiction, Science, Fiction, social activism, social, activism, genre, possibility, possibilities, Technical Definitions, definition, Future, space, supernatural, utopia, alternative history, social criticism, criticism, Kindred, Octavia Butler, Butler, aliens, literature, time travel, evolution, power, dystopia, explore, imagined world, fictional, slave, Dana, slave narrative, elements, boundaries, African-American literature, African-American, black, author, new parameter, Rufus, history, change, vehicle, limitless
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B.A. Philipp Freund (Author), 2018, Science-Fiction as Genre of Possibilities. Social Criticism in a Limitless Range of Opportunities?, Munich, GRIN Verlag, https://www.grin.com/document/432084

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