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Fantastic odysseys : selected essays from the Twenty-second International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

Author: Mary Pharr
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003.
Series: Contributions to the study of science fiction and fantasy, no. 104.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the metaphor of the odyssey in literary and dramatic forms outside of the epic genre.

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fantastic odysseys.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2003
(OCoLC)649014036
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mary Pharr
ISBN: 0313323240 9780313323249
OCLC Number: 50695349
Description: xviii, 167 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Mary Pharr --
Part I. The Odyssey as a journey toward knowledge --
Bodies in cyberspace : ICFA-22 guest scholar talk / Brooks Landon --
Science of the times : the charlatan's odyssey in early modern France / Sharon D. King --
Time and the fantastic : simultaneity in Borges, Cortázar, Lezama Lima, and Paz / Sharon L. Sieber --
Criminal predisposition : futuristic genetic crime thrillers and biogovernance / Neil Gerlach --
Warning : in case of rapture, just say "No" / Gene Doty --
Part II. The Odyssey as a journey toward identity --
The mindless body and the bodiless mind : gyrations of body, mind, and soul in short-story fantasies by Jewish writers / Marilyn Jurich --
The use, misuse, and abuse of power : the wizards of Patricia A. McKillip / Christine Mains --
Resisting the mystique : women in 1950s science-fiction films / Susan A. George --
Just a nobody : horror through anonymity in American Psycho / Alison M. Kelly --
Fight Club : a Frankenstein for the New Millennium / Leonard G. Heldreth --
Part III. The Odyssey as a journey toward transformation --
Magic, myth, and ritual in E.T.A. Hoffmann's Der goldne Topf / April C. Athmann --
Requiem, progress, and apocalypse in James Tiptree, Jr.'s "Slow music" / William A. Clemente --
Slime and the sublime : transcendence and de-evolution in Peter Straub's and Arthur Machen's fiction / Bernadette Lynn Bosky --
When books are for the birds : late capitalism and barbarity in Juan José Millás's The alphabetical order / Dale Knickerbocker --
Part IV. The Odyssey as a journey toward destiny --
Ludwig Tieck and Michael Ende : the old man of the (moving) mountain / David B. Dickens --
Martian odysseys : travel and narrative unrest in Kim Stanley Robinson's Red Mars / Amy M. Clarke --
A requiem for Ray Brower : encountering death in Stephen King's "The body" / Keith Philip Silva --
2001 : a space odyssey and the betrayal of language / Fred D. White.
Series Title: Contributions to the study of science fiction and fantasy, no. 104.
Responsibility: edited by Mary Pharr.

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"Fantastic Odysseys, like the odyssey itself, is a tour de force in both senses: an impressive feat and a journey that must be taken."-Howard V. Hendrix, Ph.D. Science Fiction author and educator, Read more...

 
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