Series Theory: An Examination of the Modern Fantasy Epic

I am delighted to announce that yesterday I have completed the necessary requirements for my Master of Arts in Language and Literature at Signum University!

It’s been a hectic couple of months here at Teaching with Magic, between tutoring, teaching, and writing this thesis! Soon, my son will be making his grand debut, but I am hopeful that by planning a few ideas ahead of time I can still write and contribute some thoughts about fantasy literature, pedagogy, and literacy as he grows.

In the meantime, the video above is my Thesis Theater, which is Signum University’s equivalent of a thesis or dissertation defense. I explored what makes a Modern Fantasy Epic Series structure, why fantasy series are often published as trilogies or septologies, and I described the three elements that make a Modern Fantasy Epic successful.

If you would like to read a copy of my thesis, you can contact me directly, or you can contact the Library staff at Signum University at!