Contemporary Fantasy Fiction, 7.5 Credits

Fantasy is a thriving and central part of contemporary popular culture, in any media; Harry Potter and Game of Thrones are household titles. Fantasy today is a rich and complex genre, and one that is becoming increasingly inclusive and challenging. In this course, we will explore works of fantasy, including steampunk and urban fantasy published in the 21st century that push at the boundaries of the genre and include more diverse concerns and characters than much classical fantasy. While the focus is on literature, we will also work with film and tv-series.

ECTS Credits

7.5 Credits

Level of education

First cycle, has only upper-secondary level entry requirements (G1N)


School of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences

When is the course offered?

Prerequisites: General entry requirements + English 6.

Selection: Average grade/national university aptitude test/university points

Additional information: Teaching methods
The course can be made up of lectures, laboratory work, seminars, field studies, exercises, placement studies, web-based discussions and/or workshops.

The course can be assessed through written examination, take-home examination, compulsory course components, paper, essay and/or oral examination.

Course syllabus

Application code: X1802