This module aims to provide students with an understanding of the intricate relationship between technology, culture and literature. Beginning the industrial revolution, it will critically trace the major theories and texts of this genre, including but not limited to Science Fiction, and give students a solid understanding of how technology is increasingly becoming a second nature to human lives.
A Critically understand the role of technology in the cultural imaginary
B Be familiar with the main theoretical texts on technology and its growing impact on human life
C Be familiar with seminal texts on technology in literature and film
D Be familiar with utopic and dystopic modes of description of the impact of technology on human lives
E Synthesise theoretical and practical applications of the texts discussed