In this class, students will write either short or novel-length
speculative fiction. Speculative fiction is a catch-all term meant to
inclusively span the breadth of fantastic fiction, encompassing fiction
ranging from hard science fiction to epic fantasy to ghost stories to
horror to folk and fairy tales to slipstream to magical realism to modern
myth-making and more — any fiction containing a fabulist or speculative
element would be appropriate material for this course.
Instructor: Mary Anne Mohanraj (http://www.mamohanraj.com). Professor
Mohanraj is the Director of the Speculative Literature Foundation, and
founder and past editor-in-chief of Strange Horizons, a Hugo-nominated
online magazine (http://www.strangehorizons.com). She is also the author
of Bodies in Motion (HarperCollins 2005), editor of several print
anthologies, and recipient of an Illinois Arts Council Award.
June 3 – July 28, Saturdays, 9 – 1:30
Auditorium Building, 430 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605
Contact the Roosevelt University Registrar to register: 312-341-3535,
regcc[at]roosevelt[dot]edu. E-mail Professor Mohanraj with questions or for a
copy of the syllabus: mmohanraf[at]roosevelt[dot]edu.