Ahhh, September! That time of year when a young person's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of....pencils. Backpacks. Homework. School!
Many of us who write for Fantasy Matters are educators, and so the beginning of a new school year is always exciting for us. We love the potential of new classes, the excitement of creating new syllabi, and the possibility of new conversations, new understandings, and new ideas.
That's why we're celebrating "Back to School" this week!
We will have a new article on this theme each day, focusing on some aspect of fantasy/science fiction and higher education. This afternoon, for example, Kat Howard starts things off by discussing her teaching strategies for China Miéville's The City and The City. We will also have discussions of Joyce Carol Oates, Ray Bradbury, and the place of fantasy and science fiction in higher education in general.
Of course, we will have exciting things for non-educators as well, including a review of Kevin J. Anderson's Captain Nemo and thoughts about fantasy and fashion.
It should be a great week, and we're excited to share these things with you--so come back often and join in the fun!