Middlebury

INTD1005A-W23

Worldbuilding

Worldbuilding
In this course we will critically examine fictional worlds in literature, cinema, and games. Worldbuilding synthesizes and transforms our understanding of reality into fantastic settings in literature, movies, and video games. 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. (Not open to students who have already taken FYSE 1029.)
Course Reference Number (CRN):
11645
Subject Code:
INTD
Course Number:
1005
Section Identifier:
A

Course

INTD 1005

All Sections in Winter 2023

Winter 2023

INTD1005A-W23 Lecture (Lint, Houghton)