Familiarization with the elements/tropes of fantasy literature
• Familiarization with writers of fantasy that have shaped and/or influenced the field
• Appreciation of fantasy writers as serious creators of complex works of literature
• Good understanding of the social and psychological benefits from reading works of fantasy
• Cultivation of analytical and critical thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
the course examines a popular and commercially successful literary genre, namely fantasy literature, written in the English language. By studying and critically analyzing selected novels by American writers the course aims to illuminate the distinct elements and tropes which differentiate fantasy literature from the other categories of the literature of the fantastic. It aims to familiarize students with major authors of the genre and to help them appreciate fantasy narratives as serious works of art.