Specialization - Magic Realism

ENGL 2716  Magic Realism


3 credits of ENGL at the 1000-level, excluding ENGL 1551 and ENGL 1552, or any 18 credits.


36 hours of lecture for 12 weeks




Magic realism is a genre where the fantastic and surreal confront representations of the everyday. Students examine the origins and development of magic realism, asking whether the genre is innately subversive and if narrative subversiveness inevitably leads to forms of radical political expression. They also look at subgenres such as magical feminism, slipstream, and fabulism. Finally, they analyze the way magic realism has seeped into popular fiction and popular film.

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