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Functions of the fantastic : selected essays from the Thirteenth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

Author: Joseph L Sanders
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1995.
Series: Contributions to the study of science fiction and fantasy, no. 65.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection of 23 essays represents the best papers from the Thirteenth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts. Scholars representing diverse perspectives on the fantastic address  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (13th : 1992).
Functions of the fantastic.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1995
(OCoLC)607157705
Online version:
International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (13th : 1992).
Functions of the fantastic.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1995
(OCoLC)607877426
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph L Sanders
ISBN: 0313295212 9780313295218
OCLC Number: 32201600
Description: xii, 230 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Recent trends in the contemporary American fairy tale / Jack Zipes --
De-radicalizing Pinocchio / Richard Wunderlich --
Reinscribing Cinderella : Jane Austen and the fairy tale / Norma Rowen --
Shoring framents : how CBS's Beauty and the beast adapts consensus reality to shape its magical world / Dennis O'Brien --
The corpse in the dung cart : The night-side of nature and the Victorian supernatural tale / Robert F. Geary --
Reader response and fantasy literature : the uses and abuses of interpretation in Queen Victoria's Alice in Wonderland / John Pennington --
Gautier, Freud and the fantastic : psychoanalysis avant la lettre? / Nigel E. Smith --
Love and automata : from Hoffmann to Lem and from Freud to Kristeva / Miglena Nikolchina --
The company we keep : comic function in M.G. Lewis's The monk / Gareth M. Euridge --
"A world of glas" : the heroine's quest for identity in Spenser's Faerie Queene and Stephen R. Donaldson's Mirror of her dreams / Laurel L. Hendrix --
What about Bob? Doubles and demons in Twin Peaks / Nancy Buffington --
Duality, reality, and magic in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight / Barbara Kline --
Oliphaunts in the perilous realm : the function of internal wonder in fantasy / William Senior --
Criminal artists and artisans in mysteries by E.T.A. Hoffman, Dorothy Sayers, Ernesto Sábato, Patrick Süskind, and Thomas Harris / Edith Borchardt --
The craft of the fantastic in Anatole France's La Révolte des anges / Juliette Gilman --
Sally Johnson : paperworks / Dorothy Joiner --
Culture as spiritual metaphor in Le Guin's Always coming home / Sarah Jo Webb --
Assuming the present in SF : Sartre in a new dimension / Bud Foote --
Finding one's place in the fantastic : Susan Cooper's The dark is rising / Valerie Krips --
Carter and Blake : the dangers of innocence / Mary Y. Hallab --
Travels in hyperreality : Jean Baudrillard's America and J.G. Ballard's Hello America / Veronica Hollinger --
The men who walked on the moon : images of America in the "new wave" science fiction of the 1960s and 1970s / Rob Latham --
The closing of the final frontier : science fiction after 1960 / Brian Attebery.
Series Title: Contributions to the study of science fiction and fantasy, no. 65.
Responsibility: edited by Joe Sanders.

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