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This course is part of the Literature Summer Programme.

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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.


Course dates

09 Jul 2018 to 13 Jul 2018

Course duration

1 week(s)

Apply by

25 Jun 2018

Course director


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
01223 760850

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

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