In this course, we will examine the strange, the wondrous, and the magical in a variety of texts. We will enter worlds where animals, plants, and objects talk and interact freely with humans. We will explore the world of fairy tales (Grimm, Andersen), vampires (Carmilla), Harry Potter (vol. 1), and various ghost stories whose magical realities inspire our fantasies. These narratives introduce us to and lead us into spaces beyond our everyday experiences thereby changing our thinking about what is real.
Course Attributes: BU Hum