ESP Biography


Major: English/ Political Science

College/Employer: Columbia University

Year of Graduation: 2017

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Past Classes

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H466: reading and writing science fiction. in Splash Spring 2017 (Mar. 25, 2017)
Science fiction is rarely considered important academic reading, but it should be. In a letter to a fan Edgar Allen Poe wrote:"I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity." Poe's turns the our ordinary perception upside down and in the same way that ace ice fiction is meant to do. In this class students will learn what makes science fiction important as a genera through the study of authors like H.P Lovecraft, Edgar Allen Poe, Kurt Vonnegut, Marry Shelly, and most recently Suzanne Collins author of the Hunger Games. After a brief discussion of the field the class will write their own science fiction tale individual or as a group. There is no need to have read any of the authors above! Only an interest in thinking and talking about the weird, the unknown, and the fantastic.