Poster for Enchantment Course


This first-year-only course will take you from Plato to magical realism.
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Course Code:
RLG197H1-F/S Enchantment, Disenchantment, Re-enchantment

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Instructor: Alexander Hampton

Terms Offered: Fall & Spring

From the Course Description:
Modernity is associated with disenchantment, secularisation and progress, and has traditionally been understood as the successor to the enchanted, spiritual, and transcendent worldviews of antiquity and the middle ages. Re-enchantment, a term increasingly encountered in popular and academic contexts alike, demonstrates nostalgia for an enchanted past, a discomfort with the modern narrative, and a desire to recover wonder. This course will examine the history of enchantment through a series of readings taken from literature, philosophy, theology, ranging from Plato to contemporary magical realism. Restricted to first-year students. Not available for CR/NCR option.

Distribution Requirement: Humanities
Breadth Requirement: Creative and Cultural Representations (1)

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