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Magical Realism in Literature and Cinema

ENGL 2004

This course examines the relationships between human groups and their social and aesthetic environments through the conjunction of history and myth or magical realism. We study magical realism both as auctorial flights of the imagination based on alternative ways of seeing and telling as well as a community-inspirited idiom shaped by a reperception of history and the environment. Our study is region-specific in sociocultural details as well as global in scope and involves the exploration of magical realism in literature and cinema. This course counts toward the Analytical Inquiry: Society and Culture requirement.