Hinweis: Die Angaben zu den Semestern sind nur Empfehlungen, keine Anmeldebeschränkungen.
Students will need copies of:
Mahy, Margaret (1984) The Changeover
Almond, David (1998) Skellig
Almond, David (1999) Kit’s Wilderness
Rowling, J.K. (1999) Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Rowling, J.K. (2003) Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Fantastic elements in literature help preserve the marvellous and the mystical, which is sometimes submerged and hidden in contemporary realism. Magic realism in Mahy and Almond reflects the mysterious changes that take place during the enigma of adolescence. At the same time the strong social relevance of Mahy, Almond and Rowling counterbalances their fantasy in an intriguing and boldly allegorical way. The themes of growing up, school, storytelling, literacy and empowerment are woven within The Changeover, Kit’s Wilderness, Skellig and Harry Potter. A comparison of book and film shall investigate issues of ethnocentrism and gender stereotyping.