3643: Fantasy Literature
Fall and Winter 2005-06 - Semester 1
Office: Holy Cross House 218b
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