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This unit examines the literature of the supernatural through a study of texts ranging from early Mesopotamian and Biblical myth to recent popular cultural texts in genres such as fantasy novels (Harry Potter) and television serials (Buffy the Vampire Slayer). Comparative in nature, the unit examines the representation of supernatural and mythic elements under four main headings: myth, legend, fairytale and modern supernatural fiction. The aim is to encourage students to think critically and comparatively about the importance of myth for literature as represented at different times and in different genres.
Tutorial participation (including brief oral presentation) 10%, critical essay (2000 words) 45%, written assignment (2000 words) (choice of creative response or thematic essay) 45%.
Online exercise 10%, critical essay (2000 words) 45%, written assignment (2000 words) (choice of creative response or thematic essay) 45%.
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