FANTASTIC TEXTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
- Approaching Fantasy Literature, from Fairy Tales to Harry Potter
Note that this is now an online course
- Apply now (applications close 20 April 2021)
This online course will introduce you to fantasy and the fantastic, often defined as the "literature of the impossible".
We will survey key texts across different media (e.g. by J.R.R. Tolkien and Ursula K. Le Guin, as well as cinematic and TV fantasy), while exploring critical approaches and recent theoretical debates. You will also have an opportunity to try your hand at writing fantasy.
Online orientation: Friday 18 June
Classes start: Monday, 21 June
Classes end: Friday, 9 July *
* note, week 3 will consist of one workshop at the beginning of the week, and the rest of the week will be for self-study to work on essays, which will be submitted at the end of the week (therefore only one classroom session will take place in the final week)
Tuition cost: £1,550.00
Assessment: 10-minute presentation, 1,500-word essay
Applicants should have some background in University-level English Literature study, ideally successful completion of an introductory literature course.
You must have
- GPA of 3.0 (or equivalent)
- you should be currently enrolled at an international higher education institution.
If your first language is not English, you must meet our minimum proficiency level:
- International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic module (not General Training) overall score of 6.0, with no sub test less than 5.5
- we also accept equivalent scores in other recognised qualifications such as ibTOEFL, CAE, CPE and more
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