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Imagined Worlds, Mythology, and Literature of Imaginary Travel

Introduction

This course explores the role of mythology and imagined worlds in early civilizations, classical myths and epic literature, medieval and renaissance journeys of the imagination, the age of exploration and its literary reflections, fantastic creatures in literature, utopias, dystopias, and science fiction, epic narratives and their legacy, and mythology and literature in contemporary contexts.

What you will learn

By completing this course, learners will gain a deep understanding of the interplay between mythology, literature, and imagined worlds, and develop critical analysis and interpretation skills to explore the cultural, historical, and psychological impact of these themes in literature.

Course program

Introduction to Mythology and Imagined Worlds in Early Civilizations
Classical Myths and Epic Literature
Medieval and Renaissance Journeys of the Imagination
The Age of Exploration and Its Literary Reflections
Imaginary Journeys and Fantastic Creatures
Utopias, Dystopias, and Science Fiction
Epic Narratives and Their Legacy
Mythology and Literature in Contemporary Contexts