So it'll be mostly short stories, and the books chosen will need to be carefully collected. And the books need to be in print. Thoughts / suggestions as I work on this are welcome. I'm going to keep editing this entry for a day or two, at least. Here's the master list of texts I'm drawing from, collected last spring.
Tentative syllabus for The Invisible Made Visible: Writers and Worlds of Color in Speculative Fiction
- Cosmos Latinos
- Dark Matter
- something by Butler
- Samuel Delany, Aye, and Gomorrah: and Other Stories; Babel-17 / Empire Star
- Hiromi Goto, Half-World
- Nalo Hopkinson, Midnight Robber
- Juan Jose Arreola, "Baby H.P.," 1952 (Cosmos Latinos)
- Tobias Buckell, Crystal Rain?
- Octavia Butler, Bloodchild or Dawn?
- more Delany, if there's room: Stars in my Pocket Like Grains of Sand or Nova or Tales of Neveryon (start there, or with one of other books in the series?)
- N.K. Jemisin, One Hundred Thousand Kingdoms?
- Nnedi Okorafor, Who Fears Death?
- Miguel de Unamuno, "Mechanopolis," (1913) (in public domain / Cosmos Latinos)
Some thematic framings (more to come):
- Our Frightening Future (robots/mechanics/technology; nuclear holocaust)
- The Power of the State (authoritarian regimes; revolution; corporations as government)
- The Alien / Other
- The Uses of Language
- Religion / Spirituality