Splash Biography

NATHANIEL HARRINGTON, senior comparative literature major

Major: Literature

College/Employer: Yale

Year of Graduation: 2014

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

Born and raised on Massachusett land outside Boston, now a senior at Yale, on Quinnipiac land. I enjoy reading books, not speaking English, Canada, and the Principality of Liechtenstein.

Past Classes

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A1078: Foolish Wand-Waving, or Silly Incantations?: An Introduction to Magic Systems in Splash Spring 14 (Mar. 29, 2014)
A survey of ways that fantasy media (books, movies, television) create magic systems. How does magic work? Where does it come from? How do you use it? We'll discuss magic systems in several major fantasy works (e.g. Harry Potter), one way to think about magic systematically (for lack of a better word), and ways to go about creating your own magic system.