Title

Octavia in Vegas: Teaching Octavia Butler in a Las Vegas Classroom

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2019

Publication Title

Pop Culture Review

Volume

31

Issue

1

First page number:

137

Last page number:

164

Abstract

“Octavia in Vegas,” explores my experiences with teaching science fiction writer Octavia Butler in the English classroom. The article reveals the syllabus construction, student resistance and responses to Butler’s works, and how we interpreted her significance in popular culture. It also interrogates possible limitations of the course, such as how the material was taught and my teaching methods.

Keywords

Octavia butler; Science fiction; Afrofuturism; Teaching

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Education | English Language and Literature | Teacher Education and Professional Development

Language

English

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