An advanced examination of fantasy literature, from Beowulf to Harry Potter, and the interaction between the literary and the visual, by way of illustrations, dust jackets, stage-plays, videogames, TV and movies.
This paper examines a selection of fantasy literature, from Beowulf to Harry Potter, and the interaction between the literary and the visual, by way of illustrations, dust jackets, stage-plays, videogames, TV and movies.
|Paper title||Fantasy and the Imagination|
|Teaching period||Summer School|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$868.95|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,656.70|
- 18 200-level ENGL points
- ENGL 223
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of English and Linguistics website
- Teaching staff
- Convenor: Dr Paul Tankard
- Paper Structure
- This paper is taught in four 1-hour lectures each week, two 1-hour tutorials each week, and one 2-hour seminar for six weeks.
- Beowulf (c. 8th-11th centuries), trans. Michael Alexander. Penguin Classics.
- Sir Orfeo (c. 14th century; trans. in Course Book)
- William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream (1600). Any modern annotated edition.
- Charles Perrault, The Complete Fairy Tales (1697), illus. Gustave Dore, trans. Christopher Betts (Oxford World's Classics)
- Romantic Fairy Tales, ed. Carol Tully. Penguin Classics. (Goethe, Tieck, Fouque, Brentano)
- Horace Walpole, The Castle of Otranto: A Gothic Story (1764), ed. Nick Groom. Oxford World's Classics
- Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, illus. John Tenniel (1865-71), ed. Peter Hunt. Oxford World's Classics
- George MacDonald, At the Back of the North Wind, illus. Arthur Hughes (1871). Everyman's Library
- E. Nesbit, Five Children and It, illus. H.R. Miller (1902), ed. Sandra Kemp. Oxford World's Classics
- J.R.R. Tolkien, The Hobbit: Or, There and Back Again, illus. by the author (1937). Any edition
- Ursula Le Guin, A Wizard of Earthsea, illus. Ruth Robbins (1968). Any edition (later books in series not required)
- J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (1997). Any edition
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Information Literacy, Critical Thinking, Global Perspective, Communication, Scholarship,
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- Learning Outcomes
- As a result of this paper, students will achieve the following outcomes:
- Gain familiarity with international scholarship on fantasy literature, especially the historical roots of the genre. In-depth Knowledge and Global Perspective
- Develop the ability to analyse fantasy literature logically, to challenge conventional assumptions and to consider different options and viewpoints. Information Literacy and Critical Thinking
- Develop the ability to communicate information, arguments and analyses effectively, both orally and in writing. Communication
- Develop the ability to conduct research by recognising when information is needed and by locating, retrieving, evaluating and using it effectively. Scholarship
- Develop the capacity for self-directed activity and the ability to work independently. Self-Motivation