Copyright 2020 - Gesellschaft für Fantastikforschung

Deadline: 15 April 2020


Fantastic Texts and Where to Find Them

- Approaching Fantasy Literature, from Fairy Tales to Harry Potter

Apply now (applications close 15 April 2020)

This course will introduce you to fantasy and the fantastic, often defined as the "literature of the impossible".

We will survey key texts across different media (e.g. by J.R.R. Tolkien and Ursula K. Le Guin, as well as cinematic and TV fantasy), while exploring critical approaches and recent theoretical debates. You will also have an opportunity to try your hand at writing fantasy.

Field trips

The course will include two field trips:

  • to Moat Brae in Dumfries (where J.M. Barrie played as a child and later acknowledged as an inspiration for Neverland); and
  • to the Glenfinnan Viaduct (crossed by Hogwarts Express in the second and third Harry Potter films).

Key facts

Arrival: Wednesday, 17 June 
Orientation: Friday, 19 June 
Classes start: Monday, 22 June 
Classes end: Friday, 3 July

Credits: 10

Tuition cost: £1,750
Accommodation cost: £339.32
More details: Fees and what's included

Assessment: 10-minute presentation, 
1,500-word essay