Department of English

University of Toronto


ENG239H1S    L5101    W6-9 
Fantasy and Horror 
Instructor: M. Johnstone

Office Address: Jackman Humanities Building, 803

Brief Description of Course:
This course will explore how works of fantasy and horror speculate upon what it means to be human by turning to the mysterious and the monstrous, the fantastic and the supernatural. We will focus specifically on how fantasy and horror confront the boundaries between real and unreal, mundane and magical, self and Other, familiar and strange — and in doing so, how they communicate our hopes and fears about the human condition. We will also discuss traditional and current theories of fantasy and horror, asking, “Why do we desire and read these kinds of stories?”

Required Reading: TBA.

First Three Authors/Texts: TBA.

Method of Evaluation: First essay (20%); second essay (45%); quiz (10%); in-class test (25%).

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