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First-Year Seminar (101-6-20)


Time-travelling Heroes of the Multiverse!


Johana Staza Godfrey

Meeting Info

University Hall 418: Mon, Wed 12:30PM - 1:50PM

Overview of class

Since H.G. Wells's unnamed time-traveller first rocketed forward to the distant future, time travel has been a favorite thought exercise for writers, day-dreamers, and artists. In this first-year seminar, we'll combine readings of literary classics like The Time Machine and A Christmas Carol with selections from children's literature like A Wrinkle in Time, and modern, mixed-media additions to the canon, including the manga The Girl who Leapt Through Time and the movies Run, Lola, Run and Everything Everywhere All at Once. In this class, students will prepare for their futures at Northwestern by confronting questions about cultural difference, considering whether history can and should be preserved, and blurring the boundaries between "past," "present," and "future."

Class Attributes

WCAS First-Year Seminar

Enrollment Requirements

Enrollment Requirements: Reserved for First Year & Sophomore only