EN6515 - Medieval and Fantasy Literature

Offering Academic Unit
Department of English
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Course Duration
One Semester
Course Offering Term*:
Not offering in current academic year

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

The course will look at a sample of European Medieval Literature, both in the original and in translation, and contemporary fantasy literature from a variety of countries. Texts will be examined, when relevant, in their historical context, and students will interpret and explore key themes, symbols and images in fantasy literature.  Students will develop an awareness of the nature and structure of myths, fairy tales, comic strips, verse and novels as sub genres of the literary genre.  Discussions will address issues such as the place of religion, faith, fate and assimilation of pagan beliefs into literary forms, and how these have been used or subverted by modern writers and filmmakers. 

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
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