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Far from being simple escapism, or for children, fantasy is often used to confront complex topical issues. We consider Carroll's Alice books as psychology, Peake's Titus Groan and Gormenghast as satire, and The Lord of the Rings as history, asking throughout about the persistent recourse to fantasy evident in much modern writing.

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Course dates

17 Jul 2017 to 21 Jul 2017

Course duration

1 week(s)

Apply by

26 Jun 2017

Course director

Venue

International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
Cambridge
UK
01223 760850

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

Course code

Gb4