(2017 premidterm assignment)

Model Student Pre-midterm answers 2017 (Index)

Essay 2: Propose topic for research and reading essay on personal / professional topic of your choice

LITR 4368
Literature of the Future  

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Kelsie Cavazos

Sexuality of the Future

Previous to this semester I have had minimal experience and interest with the genre of speculative fiction. However, after reading Stone Lives, it has become apparent that the role of female sexuality in futuristic literature is an area to be explored. As a student completing my Women’s and Gender Studies certification, the role of female sexuality is a critical component in furthering the awareness and analyses of gender roles and female sexuality. Analyzing the character of June in Stone Lives to Lauren in Parable of the Sower has the power of creating an interesting dialogue concerning the juxtaposition of gender roles and sexuality in narratives of the future.