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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EN 2940 - Global Magical Realism

Tracing magical realism from its roots in the endlessly unfurling stories of folklore and The Thousand and One Nights to its legacies in the globally diverse narratives of authors like Salman Rushdie, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Isabel Allende, Ben Okri, and Toni Morrison, this course explores the richness of the human experience, which exceeds the limits set by western rationality and empirical science.  In the process of thinking and writing about global magical realism, we will consider how magic allows authors to think and to write from marginalized or displaced positions within contemporary global society.

Prerequisite: EN 1110  and EN 1120 , or EN 1140 , or EN 1150 .