Myth, Fantasy, and Imagination in Literature

ENG3221 Myth, Fantasy, and Imagination in Literature (3)

This class explores universal myth-making as it is manifested across the world's major civilizations and people groups'all of which universally seek to answer the three great questions of a soul's journey through life: Where did I come from? (Explored in creation myths); Who am I? (Explored in the universal re-telling of 'The Hero's Journey'); Where am I going? (Explored in afterlife myths). The role of fantasy and imagination in shaping the 'grand landscape' of literature is interpreted as 'foreshadows' of God's own hero-story; whereas, modern myths are examined as 'flashbacks' to the adventures of deity incarnate. As believers, we are commissioned to embark on our own 'Hero's Journey' when we join with God in 'The Ministry of Reconciliation,' thus championing His ultimate quest: The salvation of humanity. This course is integral in equipping students to relate the Gospel to people from other ideologies and traditions by helping students recognize the common themes that bind the stories told among the family of man. (Prerequisites: ENG1100 or ENG1110 & ENG2100 or ENG2210) (Online)