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Arts & Science Program

Dr. Anne Savage

Anne Savage
Office:
Department of English and Cultural Studies, Chester New Hall – 326
Email:
savage@mcmaster.ca
Phone:
905-525-9140 ext. 23729
Office Hours:
TBD

Dr. Anne Savage, responsible for ARTSSCI 4ST3 / Selected Topics in Inquiry in 2020-21, will be offering a research seminar on the topic “Interfaces: Our Technology, Ourselves.” A member of the Dept. of English and Cultural Studies, Dr. Savage has been teaching medieval literature, along with historical, descriptive, and theoretical linguistics throughout her career, along with English literature in general and, over the last twenty years, science fiction. She taught undergraduate courses as a doctoral student at Bedford College, University of London, and after graduation in 1981 at St. Anne’s College, Oxford. In Canada she had sessional positions at Erindale College, the University of Toronto, and the University of Calgary before her full-time appointment at the Memorial University of Newfoundland. She came to McMaster in 1989.

Demand for fourth-year and graduate seminars in science fiction turned Dr. Savage’s interests towards the ways in which such notions as “science” are simplified, set into binaries such as “science-versus-nature,” and disassociated from ideologies which are nevertheless inseparable in practice. She teaches a science fiction elective as a history of shifting, often contradictory and competing relationships between human beings and technologies, nature and culture.