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Fantasy Film and Fiction

When you'll study it
Semester 1
CATS points
ECTS points
Level 6
Module lead
Karen Seymour
Academic year

Module overview

Fantasy film and fiction spans a wide range of texts, from Gothic 'classics' and feminist fairy tales, to Utopian literature and musicals. Analysing fantasy texts alongside psychoanalytic and cultural theories will enable you to engage with questions concerning the body, sexual identity and genre. To enhance your interdisciplinary skills working in literature and film we will draw on theories of the gaze, the uncanny, abjection and identification. NOTE: this module includes study of some modern horror films. Students may find some of the images from these films upsetting, and should be aware of the course content in advance.