2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
    
    Jul 22, 2024  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

ENGL 225 - Modern Fantasy


Credits: 3
The fantastic has been around in story and literature for a long time. Many people actually believed in mythological beings, and some people still do. Why does Fantasy persist, even thrive, in the modern period? How do we define Fantasy as a genre? We will ask these questions and others as we adventure in the weird worlds of Lord Dunsany, Robert E. Howard, George MacDonald, Ursula Le Guin, N. K. Jemisin and various authors throughout the world as the genre becomes diverse in authorship, subject matter and setting. We will investigate the nature of belief, our need for quests, explore the unknown and unusual, encounter characters that defy categories of being, and ask how Fantasy paradoxically portrays real-world issues.
Prerequisite: ENGL-101