Delve Winter 2020: Octavia Butler’s Kindred

KINDRED

Delve Winter 2020: Octavia Butler’s Kindred

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Wednesday, January 14 – February 4, 2020
6:30-8:30 p.m. (4 sessions)
Guide: Christopher Rose, Tuition: $150

With the growing interest in speculative fiction, several writers have worked to deconstruct popular tropes to examine contemporary social issues. Octavia Butler’s modern classic, Kindred, is a science fiction novel that uses time travel to reposition the slave narrative as a speculative work.  The story begins when the main character, Dana, is transported to the antebellum South. There, the book creates a story that explores history and family legacies while deconstructing ideas of slavery. Octavia E. Butler is a multiple award winning writer whose accolades include a MacArthur Grant and multiple Hugo and Nebula Awards.The Parable series becomes especially relevant in the current political climate.

Reading List: Kindred by Octavia Butler 

SEMINAR GUIDE:

Christopher Rose is originally from Seattle, Washington and teaches poetry, African American Literature, and Science Fiction at Portland Community College in Portland, Oregon. His poems have appeared in Fjords Review: Black American Edition, The Pariahs Anthology, Yellow Chair Review, TAYO Literary Magazine, The Hawaii Review, and others.  He is a NEH Summer Institute Scholar, an Oregon Literary Fellowship recipient, and a Cave Canem Fellow.

 

 

 

 

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