Middlebury

FYSE1029A-F21

Worldbuilding

Worldbuilding
In this seminar we will critically examine fictional worlds in literature, cinema, and games. Worldbuilding synthesizes and transforms our understanding of reality into fantastic settings such as Middle-Earth, Star Wars, or even colonial exploration narratives. We will critically examine the multidisciplinary use of origin stories, symbols and myths, invented histories, and imagined geographies in constructing new universes. Among the questions we will consider are: How do we conceive of coherent places and times? What real world consequences do fictional worlds have on popular beliefs and practices? Students will design their own well-researched and richly detailed worlds during the semester. 3 hrs. sem.
Course Reference Number (CRN):
92690
Subject Code:
FYSE
Course Number:
1029
Section Identifier:
A

Course

FYSE 1029

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Fall 2021

FYSE1029A-F21 Seminar (Lint)