This course explores the major science fiction and fantasy works of Ursula K. Le Guin, how they relate to her literary theories and social interests, and how she envisioned and revisioned the worlds of her imagination.
This course explores modern retellings of the Arthurian legend in novels, poetry, plays, films, short stories, and comics.
In this course, students will discuss the ancestors to the Harry Potter phenomenon, while examining the works and traditions that inform the Harry Potter universe.
This May the Fourth, join Dr. Amy H. Sturgis as she explores Star Wars from its inception through its many reinventions and innovations to find its true meaning(s).
In this course, students will study the evolution of the English Epic over time.
This course covers the Inklings’ creative and personal encounters with science fiction.
This course explores how J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Charles Williams, and other Inklings authors interpreted the Arthurian legends in their work.
This course will investigate the fascinating and subversive Gothic imagination, identify the historical conditions that have inspired it, and consider how it has developed across time and place and medium.
This course explores the creation of the Star Wars canon, its history as a cultural phenomenon and its staying power as a story.
This class will consider historical and current “what if?” thought experiments, including classics such as 1984 and bestsellers like The Hunger Games.