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ALL255 - Fantasy Literature

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Offering information:

Not offered 2018 re-offered 2019

Enrolment modes:
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Kristine Moruzi


Students must have completed one level 1 unit



Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 1 hour Class per week, 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin


This unit examines fantasy literature through a study of texts across a broad historical period. It aims to bring together adult and children's fantasy to explore how these two genres operate. It introduces students to the literary fantastic through texts such as Frankenstein, "Carmilla" and The Turn of the Screw as well as contemporary fantasy literatures like The Daylight Gate, Coraline and Northern Lights. Students will explore the relationship between fantasy texts and historical anxieties surrounding sexual transgression, madness, race and the death of God. Students will learn to read fantasy texts through theoretically informed frameworks and encourages students to think critically about the importance of the fantastic in literature.


On Campus:

Critical essay, 50%, 2000 words

Written assignment, 50%, 2000 words (choice of creative response or thematic essay)


Cloud (online):

Critical essay, 50%, 2000 words

Written assignment, 50%, 2000 words

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