A&L/WOLM- I Got up to Leave: Time Travel and Trauma in Octavia Butler's Kindred

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Science Fiction and Fantasy authors have long grappled with the desire to alter a traumatic past, present, or future through time travel narratives. In Octavia Butler's brilliant novel Kindred, this journey leads to a full realization of the trauma of slavery, its resonance in the present and unpalatable choices that allow us to understand our own socio-historical selves. Join us for a look at time travel and this novel's captivating insights.

Presenter: English Faculty John Kincheloe