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Course/ Women in Science Fiction

From Frau in Mond (Lang, 1929) to Barbarella (Vadim, 1968) to Annihilation (Garland, 2017), this course will explore the relationship between women and science fiction film and how they have been represented. Participants will be introduced to central ideas surrounding women’s depiction in science fiction and consider how changing attitudes towards gender (alongside race and sexuality) are mediated through this stereotypically male-dominated genre.

Led by Dr Amy C. Chambers, Senior Lecturer in Film and Media Studies at Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University.

Beginners’ level, no prior knowledge necessary.

The course includes six sessions with the course tutor and two course screenings which will take place on Mon 11 Feb and Mon 11 Mar.