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State of the fantastic : studies in the theory and practice of fantastic literature and film : 11th International conference on the fantastic in the arts : Selected papers

Author: Nicholas Ruddick
Publisher: Greenwood Press, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : English
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This collection of 20 essays on the fantastic in the arts covers fantasists and their work, contemporary fantastic theory and practice, studies in the British and European fantastic, studies in  Read more...

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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas Ruddick
ISBN: 0313278539 9780313278532
OCLC Number: 847591509
Contents: Preface Introduction: Learning to Resist the Wolf by Nicholas Ruddick A Manifesto for Fantasists Oh God, Here Come the Elves! by Jane Yolen Unreal Rhetorics: Contemporary Fantastic Theory and Practice Fantasy and the Narrative Transaction by Brian Attebery Specular SF: Postmodern Allegory by Veronica Hollinger Knowing about Knowing: Paradigms of Knowledge in the Postmodern Fantastic by Peter Malekin Im/maculate: Some Instances of Gnostic Science Fiction by Reinhold Kramer The Reproduction of the Body in Space by Elisabeth Vonarburg Recovering the Numinous: Studies in the British and European Fantastic M.G. Lewis and Later Gothic Fiction: The Numinous Dissipated by Robert F. Geary The Taming of the Screw: Rohmer's Filming of Kleist's "Die Marquise von O ... " by Mary Rhiel Alain Robbe-Grillet and the Fantastic by Tony Chadwick and Virginia Harger-Grinling Caricature, Parody, Satire: Narrative Masks as Subversion of the Picaro in Patrick Suskind's "Perfume" by Edith Borchardt From the Empire of the Senseless: Studies in American Fantasy and Science Fiction Reality, Fiction and Wu in "The Man in the High Castle" by Jianjiong Zhu Zelazny's Black: The Sidekick as Second Self by Carl B. Yoke Suicide, Murder, Culture, and Catastrophe: Joanna Russ's "We Who Are About To ... " by Patrick D. Murphy Getting a Kick out of Chaos: "Fortunate Failure" in Greg Bear's Future Histories by Len Hatfield Out of Blue Water: Dream Flight and Narrative Construction in the Novels of Toni Morrison by Grace A. Epstein Dominance and Subversion: The Horizontal Sublime and Erotic Empowerment in the Works of Kathy Acker by Greg Lewis Peters Machine Nightmares: Sex and Techno-Horror in Fantastic Literature and Film The Dawn Patrol: Sex, Technology, and Irony in Farmer and Ballard by Gary K. Wolfe The Making of Frankenstein's Monster: Post-Golem, Pre-Robot by Norma Rowen "Westworld," "Futureworld," and the World's Obscenity by J. P. Telotte The Animal at the Door: Modern Works of Horror and the Natural Animalby Marian Scholtmeijer Index
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?As a critical collection about fantasy this collection belongs on every fiction authors reading list. It proposes some important views about practice and levels of believability. Recommended for Read more...

 
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