The Dream, Surrealism, and Magical Realism

In this class students will explore the motif of dreams in art and literature. They will study surrealism, its key players and principles.The class will culminate in an exploration of magical realism and its emergence in South America. Students will be expected to keep a dream journal and will interact with many different forms of media including film.

Films:Un Chien Andalou by Louise Buñuel, Waking Life by Richard Linklater, Fantastic Planet by Rene Laloux

Readings : The Surrealist Manifesto, Dream Poems, Surrealist Poems, Surrealist Stories , Magical Realist Stories.

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