Intro to Lit: Literary History

Some of you perhaps see fantasy only as a form of entertainment or escapism, yet this type of work often tells more than what it appears on the surface. Through this course, we will examine some of the most popular fantasy works starting from the beginning of the nineteenth century to the present day. We will explore this magical and wondrous world through discussions/lectures on how fantasy is represented throughout the past centuries and how culture, politics, identity and other issues are portrayed in our primary texts. We will also familiarize ourselves with fundamental terminology and methods of contextual and textual analysis.