Cyberpunk literature class looks at heavy subjects through the lense of science fiction

Rakshak Adhikari Staff Writer Troy students interested in contemporary science fiction can take a selected topics online class on Post-Colonial/Post-cyberpunk novels offered by the Department of English. Jonathan Lewis, an associate professor of English and the instructor for the course, said it is an intense nine-week class with a heavy reading load that focuses on works published after the age of “high cyberpunk” — after about 1988. Lewis said the course is expected to enhance close reading skills and recognizing broad patterns and connections in reading. According to Lewis, the…

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‘Harry Potter’ class to be offered in the spring

Mynecia Steele Staff Writer An English course exploring the world of Harry Potter will be offered in spring 2017. J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series will be taught as part of a Selected Topics in Literature course “as literature, as philosophy (and) as magic,” according to a brief course description. Noel Kaylor, professor of English and instructor of German, will be teaching the class. “At the moment, there is a lot of interest in Harry Potter everywhere, and also on our campus,” Kaylor said. Kaylor said he aims to teach his…

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