English 3643: Fantasy Literature
Fall and Winter 2005-06 - Semester 1

Instructor: Dr. C. Cornell
Office: Holy Cross House 218b
Email: cornell@stu.ca
Office Hours: MW 3:30-4:30 pm

This course will explore the origins and development of fantasy literature, as well as examine recurrent themes and contemporary issues which appear in modern fantasy. We will approach the subject through an examination of the works of the Inklings, the group of writers which included J. R. R. Tolkien. Tolkien is seen by many as the father of modern fantasy literature. Classes will be a mix of lecture and discussion.

George MacDonald, Lilith
J. R. R. Tolkien, Tree and Leaf
J. R. R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
C. S. Lewis, Till We Have Faces

genres and cultural studies