Key Figure Presentation
ENGL 6650/7650—Special Topics in Popular Culture Studies:
James Tiptree, Jr. & Science Fiction
Each seminarian will fulfill this course requirement:
(2) presentation of a "Key Figure in Science Fiction" of your choice (make your claim via e-mail [firstname.lastname@example.org]. Each presenter will have approximately 15 minutes for his/her presentation, which may include a Power Point/Prezi, a handout, clip(s), etc.
(1) Pick a figure; (2) get my approval (all figures in the 50 Key Figures Book are pre-approved); (3) Seek out additional print and web reesources on your subject; (4) prepare a 15 minute presentation.
In your presentation you will offer an over-view on your chosen figure that takes us beyond what your classmates would know from the course texts. What role did he/she/it play in the history of science fiction? What works are he/she/it best known for? What is her/his/its relevance for mainstream literature/film/television? How does her/his/its contribution to the genre enhance our understanding of the genre.
You may use a Power Point, a Prezi, a
handout—whatever works. Images, clips, texts, etc. will, of course,
enhance, your presentation.
Images, clips, texts, etc. will, of course, enhance, your presentation.