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The celebration of the fantastic : selected papers from the Tenth Anniversary International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

Author: Donald E Morse; Marshall B Tymn; Csilla Bertha
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1992.
Series: Contributions to the study of science fiction and fantasy, no. 49.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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These essays illustrate the essential theme of the fantastic - the testing of the limits of civilization and the questioning of commonly accepted values and ideas as writers and artists explore the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (10th : 1989 : Dania, Fla.).
Celebration of the fantastic.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1992
(OCoLC)647528863
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Donald E Morse; Marshall B Tymn; Csilla Bertha
ISBN: 0313278148 9780313278143
OCLC Number: 24629540
Notes: Conference held in 1989 in Dania, Florida.
Description: xv, 309 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction. celebrating the fantastic: this "enormous and seductive subject" / Donald E. Morse --
Victorian and modern fantasy: some contrasts / Colin N. Manlove --
The greatest fantasy on earth: the superweapon in fiction and fact / H. Bruce Franklin --
Pagan survivalL why the Shaman in modern fantast? / Roger C. Schlobin --
Some thoughts on modernism and science fiction (suggested by Robert Silverberg's Downard to the earth) / Robert A. Latham --
Godmaking in the heartland: the backgrounds of Orson Scott Card's American fantasy / Brian Attebery --
"What dreams may come?": relativity of perception in Doris Lessing's Briefing for a descent into hell / Peter Malekin --
Kipling's myth of making: creation and contradiction in Puck of Pook's Hill / Jack G. Voller --
Mithraic aspects of merlin in Mary Stewart's The Crystal Cave / Marilyn Jurich --
Dolorous Stokes, or Balin at the bat: Malaud, Malory, and Chretien / John Kimsey --
Autobiography as science fiction: the strange case of Loren Eiseley / Gale E. Christianson --
The fifth child: Lessing's subversion of the pastoral / Ellen Pifer --
The ghost and the self: the supernatural fiction of Henry James / Leonard Heldreth --
Toni Morrison's Beloved: remoemory, history and the fantastic / Gary W. Daily --
Csontvary, the painter of the "Sun's path" / Csilla Bertha --
Erocs and Thanataos: the art of Alfred Kubin on the edge of the other side / Barbara F. Alexander-Schaechtelin --Fantasy according to "Mister Roger's neighborhood" and in the night kitchen / C.W. Sullivan III --
Virtual space and its boundaries in science fiction film and television: Tron, "Max Headroom," and WarGames / Judith B. Kerman --
Giving the devil more than his dues: the witches of Eastwick as fiction and film / Kenneth Jurkiewicz --
The monomyth in time travel films / Donald Palumbo --
Astronaunts, angels, and time machines: the fantastic in recent German demoncratic republic literature / Barbara Mabee --
Legitimate sequels: character structures and the subject in Greg Bear's sequel novels --
Joe Haldeman: cyberpunk before cyberpunk was cool? / Joan Gordon --
Feminist fantasy and open structure in Monique Wittig's Les Guerilleres / Laurence M. Porter --
Art versus madness in Stephen King's Misery --
Homage to Melville: Ray Bradbury and the nineteenth-century American romance / Steven E. Kagle.
Series Title: Contributions to the study of science fiction and fantasy, no. 49.
Responsibility: edited by Donald E. Morse, Marshall B. Tymn, and Csilla Bertha.

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