As a reminder: we’re going to discuss the questions I posted last time regarding the Dove: Evolution video, and the Lady Gaga “Bad Romance” video.
For Thursday, 2 June, I asked you to get your hands on a copy of Invasion of the Body Snatchers so we can discuss it, and promised some reading to go with it.
I have those readings for you now:
- Read the Introduction and Chapter 9 (and the rest, if you want, but the rest is optional) from Strange Days Indeed: The Golden Age of Paranoia by Francis Wheen.
- Start reading these chapters excerpted from Tom Disch’s The Dreams Our Stuff is Made Of, a history of SF.
Once we discuss Invasion of the Body Snatchers, we will talk a little more about my specialty, SF, and why I think it’s important to understand the role of SF in Anglophone popular culture (and Anglophone culture generally). We’ll see if there’s time for anything else after that…