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Registration Now Open for Mythgard Institute’s Science Fiction and Fantasy Courses

Mythgard Institute has posted the schedule for their Spring 2013 courses.

They include the following juicy programs for genre lovers:
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Amy H. Sturgis To Teach New and Innovative Online “History of Science Fiction” Course

In association with the Mythgard Institute, Professor Amy H. Sturgis will be teaching the course Science Fiction, Part I – From Modern Beginnings through the Golden Age (1818-1966), described thusly:

What does it mean to be human? Are we alone? What wonders or terrors will tomorrow hold? Join award-winning scholar Dr. Amy H. Sturgis as she explores the ways in which the literature of science fiction over time has asked the question: “What if?” This course will consider the development of the genre from “proto-SF” writings through the Golden Age, with an eye toward how the great works and movements within science fiction both reflect the concerns and attitudes of their time and imagine beyond them. Discover why author Ray Bradbury called science fiction “the most important literature in the history of the world.”

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