Skip to Main Content

2015-2016 Catalog

A&S 234 Fantasy

This course investigates how fantasy shapes the human condition. Rather than assuming fantasy to be superfluous to everyday life we explore how fantasy impacts people's lives, decisions, and perceptions of the world. Within these topics, we will pay close attention to how and when "reality" or "realism" is attributed, asking: what power is involved in this labeling? What is described as less than real and how does it matter in people's everyday lives?