G-LSUD4 AmLit478 Topics in American Literature III: Fantasy Literature

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The course examines a popular and commercially successful genre, namely fantasy literature, written in the English language. By studying and critically analyzing selected short stories and novels by American male and female authors (published from the 1900s onwards), 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 aspires to familiarize students with major authors of the genre and to help them appreciate fantasy narratives as serious works of art.

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Teaching hours: 3 | Credits: 3 | ECTS: 6

The course is not currently offerred.