Fantasy Worlds and Science Fiction
Travel through the minds of writers who have shaped the genre of fantasy literature. Voyage into far and uncharted territories, (re)discover strange yet familiar friends, fight frightening foes, and return (hopefully) in one piece from our journey with a far greater understanding of home. Consider the structure of the fictive world and the significance of children with unusual gifts. Critically debate what these authors are asking us to see, believe, or interpret about their created worlds and about our own. Students who have taken From Wonderland to Hogwarts should not enroll in this course due to curricular overlap.