Intro to Lit: Genre (Magical Realism)

Magical Realism

Course Description and Goals:

In this course, we will read short
stories and novels that are often associated with the genre of “magical
realism.” We will explore the history, theory, and narrative characteristics of
magical realism while also thinking about how it overlaps with science
fiction, fantasy, indigenous, postmodern, and postcolonial texts.

This is a writing-intensive course
that requires a lotof writing andreading. Required texts not listed
below will be available to download and print via Laulima or online.

Course Requirements

  • Attendance
    and participation
  • Three
    short papers, a blog portfolio, a research essay, and your own short
  • Blogs,
    freewrites, and quizzes
  • Peer-editing/workshopping

Required Texts (available at Revolution Books,
2626 King Street)

  • Course Reader (required
    – available at Professional Image)
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude,
    Gabriel García Márquez
  • The Book of Laughter and Forgetting,
    Milan Kundera