2017: An Unlikely World


Voices of the Almost Impossible

Guiding Questions

    • How does each selection relate to this year’s theme?
    • What are the advantages and disadvantages of each genre for exploring the strange, the unusual, and the improbable? I.e., is a television show a better venue for a story about aliens than a poem?
    • How does literature help us make sense of the unlikely human condition?
    • What is the role of literature in a world that increasingly values more practical fields such as science, technology, engineering, and math? Is literature ultimately just entertainment?
    • How does literature help us explore alternate lives and worlds? Does reading literature helps us develop empathy for those unlike ourselves, or is that asking too much of it?


Drama & Film

Longer Works