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- This virtual exchange/GLE project linked Prof. John
Shanahan’s “Science Fiction” course (DePaul University, USA) with Prof. Gisele
Fernandes’s “American Literature III” course (Sao Paulo State University,
Brazil). It incorporated a number of phone and laptop-based activities to bring
students into conversation across continents and cultures over five weeks.
Students in both classes read three novels at the same time during the term: Don DeLillo’s classic interrogation of
technology and violence White Noise, William Gibson’s cyberpunk
classic Neuromancer, and Liu Cixin’s recent global Science Fiction
phenomenon The Three-Body Problem. The students formed transnational teams to present on the novels
live, synchronously, from their classrooms in Chicago and Rio Preto. As a final
project, students created 45-minute group presentations, one for each novel. The
shared course content – global science fiction across novels and new media – had
fully globalized audiences, which increased the international experiences for both
students and faculty.
- Google Drive
Communication Type/ Interaction Mode :
Learning Outcomes :
and analysis of a range of literary works in English
to the impact of culture, race, gender, sexuality, and class on literature
of science fiction as a genre with a distinct history and set of formal
- Analysis of the
cultural evolution of science fiction around the world
Reflection Component :
- Reflection posts on D2L and
2 evaluation instruments.
Empathy Building Component :
- Self-introductions shared
via a joint Instagram account.