|Type of course:||Compulsory|
|Language of instruction:||English|
|Erasmus Language of instruction:||English|
|Name of lecturer:||Petru Stefan Ionescu|
|Seminar tutor:||Petru Stefan Ionescu|
|Form of education||Full-time|
|Form of instruction:||Class / Seminary|
|Number of teaching hours per semester:||42|
|Number of teaching hours per week:||3|
|Form of receiving a credit for a course:||Grade|
|Number of ECTS credits allocated||6|
Starting from the obvious connection existing between science-fiction and our contemporary world, oriented towards dystopian approaches (George Orwell’s 1984, Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 Suzanne Collins’ trilogy The Hunger Games (2008-2010) as well as towards the perception of the relationship between the human being and the artificial intelligence in a society dominated by very advanced technologies, the course is meant to offer a pertinent image of our level of reality. A level of reality connected with other levels of reality, in an attempt to adapt the transdisciplinary theories to a philological subject of study. It asks from the student a certain encyclopaedic knowledge meant to introduce him in the imaginary of different epochs with an impact on the evolution of mentalities. The course also implies the definition of science-fiction with its subgenres as well as its connections with comparative literature, with mythology, with history and geography, with science and philosophy.
Science-fiction seen as a literary genre offers an adequate description of the contemporary world where the place of the imaginary is so important. The publicity and the market economy lead towards a “colonization of the imaginary”, towards its manipulation.