Sci Fi Overview
Science fiction studies programs are increasingly popular both in the United States and abroad, but most are housed within traditional English departments. Georgia Tech’s extant science fiction resources, along with LMC’s commitment to interdisciplinary humanistic inquiry and the unit’s history of working productively with other colleges across campus, guarantees that the Institute can make a unique contribution to this growing field of study.
LMC is currently home to a number of scholars who research, teach and create science fiction. The core faculty associated with LMC’s science fiction initiatives are Professors Kathleen Ann Goonan, Jay Telotte, and Lisa Yaszek. In addition to their scholarly and pedagogical work, these faculty members organize annual science fiction symposia, run research groups dedicated to science fiction studies, and mentor students interested in pursuing careers in science fiction writing and criticism.
In collaboration with the Georgia Tech Library and other interested parties across the Institute, LMC faculty are working on several initiatives to grow the unit’s reputation as a major center for science fiction studies.
Future plans include creating a science fiction studies masters’ degree program that combines courses in science fiction studies, science and technology studies and archival research methods with lab-based research experiences.
For further information about science fiction initiatives at Georgia Tech, please contact Professor Lisa Yaszek at firstname.lastname@example.org.