The Uses of Fantasy: A 20th-Century Sampler of Unreailty|
Spring 2008 not offered
"Fantasy is scrutiny," says the American poet Molly Peacock, implying that to fantasize is not only to turn away from the world, but also to pay attention to it. In this course we will scrutinize fantasy itself, recognizing it and its counterpart, reality, as mutable categories that shape-shift from author to author, place to place, time to time. We'll investigate the work of a variety of fantasists of the last 100 years.
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Authors will include Virginia Woolfe, William Faulkner, Leonora Carrington, Franz Kafka, Boris Vian, Julio Cortazar, Angela Carter, Amos Tutuola, and Haruki Murakami. There will be a modest amount of supplemental reading, from folk tales to Freud.
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Three 5-page papers, an in-class presentation, active participation in class discussions.
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