British Fantasy Fiction, Travel

British Fantasy Fiction Academics

Richmond, The American International University in London

This program is accredited by Richmond, The American International University in London. The University is an independent, non-profit international university of liberal arts and professional studies. It is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, one of the regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Richmond is licensed to grant BA, BS and MA degrees by the Department of Education in the State of Delaware, where the University is incorporated.

Academic Overview & Policies

Attendance to all lectures and site visits are mandatory. Students are not permitted to take final exams early.

Grades No AIFS participant is permitted to take a course without receiving a letter grade. Pass/Fail grade options are not available.

Transcripts are issued by Richmond, The American international University in London. An official transcript will be sent directly to the student’s home university.

Course Description

LIT 5405 (3 credits)
British Fantasy Literature: Magic Memory

Britain, from some of the earliest descriptions of the land which informed writers such as Geoffrey of Monmouth who produced the first “popular” history of King Arthur, through the Gothic period, and twentieth century post-war fantasy. Study the Lord of the Rings and C.S. Lewis’s Narnia series which were arguably the foundation for more recent work including the Harry Potter and Game of Thrones series. The texts are considered in the context of the locations where they were written or the places they describe, from the haunting castle ruins of Tintagel in Cornwall, the ghostly prehistoric sites of Anglesey, Stonehenge and Avebury, the imposing architecture of Tolkien’s Oxford and Horace Walpole’s Strawberry Hill House near London.

Prerequisites: ARW 4195 Principles of Academic Research or GEP 4180 Research and Writing II or equivalent.

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