JRR Tolkien and Susan Cooper; CS Lewis and Diana Wynne Jones. Oxford will always be associated with the greats of fantasy writing – and now the genre is being placed centre stage, courtesy of a new University-run summer school that will allow members of the public to explore this often-overlooked branch of literature.
Titled ‘Here Be Dragons’, the summer school will run from 11-13 September and is also aimed at prospective Oxford students with an interest in the fantasy genre.
Academics from Oxford’s Faculty of English and invited speakers will present a series of talks on the history of fantasy literature, the major writers, and cross-cutting themes.
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