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Oxford — Portal to Fantasy 

Oxford, United Kingdom

Arrive Date: 6/28/2014    End Date: 7/26/2014

Program Overview

Ever since Alice fell down the rabbit-hole on the grounds of Christ Church College, Oxford has been at the center of modern fantasy literature.  Oxford was home not only to Lewis Carroll, but also to C. S. Lewis, Kenneth Grahame, J. R. R. Tolkien, Diana Wynne Jones, and Philip Pullman. Even J. K. Rowling is rolled up in the Oxford mythos, as the Potter films use many Oxford locations. We will read novels from each author, considering how the “City of Dreaming Spires” has shaped their work.  We also question how these fantasies themselves have shaped the modern imagination and why they have become so central to our times.

Instructor: Amy Clarke

Taught in  English

Max Enrollment: 30

Program Coordinator: Sarah Wiens

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