Course Information
TitleΘΕΜΑΤΑ ΑΜΕΡΙΚΑΝΙΚΗΣ ΛΟΓΟΤΕΧΝΙΑΣ ΙΙΙ: ΛΟΓΟΤΕΧΝΙΑ ΤΗΣ ΦΑΝΤΑΣΙΑΣ / TOPICS IN AMERICAN LITERATURE ΙΙΙ: FANTASY FICTION
CodeΛογ7-478
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID600013404

Programme of Study: 2018-2019

Registered students: 2
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective CoursesWinter/Spring-6

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
600161655
Course Category
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
  • Distance learning
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
Learning Outcomes
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
General Competences
  • Work autonomously
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
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.
Keywords
children's and young adult fantasy literature, American writers, gender issues
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures1174.7
Reading Assigment100.4
Written assigments200.8
Exams30.1
Total1506
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
Bibliography
Additional bibliography for study
Richard Mathews. Fantasy: The Liberation of Imagination. Routledge,2002. Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn, eds. The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature. Cambridge UP, 2012.
Last Update
16-11-2020