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The scope of the fantastic--culture, biography, themes, children's literature : selected essays from the First International Conference on the Fantastic in Literature and Film

Author: Robert A Collins; Howard D Pearce
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1985.
Series: Contributions to the study of science fiction and fantasy, no. 11.
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International Conference on the Fantastic in Literature and Film (1st : 1980 : Florida Atlantic University).
Scope of the fantastic--culture, biography, themes, children's literature : selected essays from the First International Conference on the Fantastic in Literature and Film.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 1985
(OCoLC)646906297
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert A Collins; Howard D Pearce
ISBN: 0313234485 9780313234484 0313225478 9780313225475
OCLC Number: 10348449
Description: xii, 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The cultural matrix for fantasy. In the looking glasses: the popular and cultural fantasy response / Roger C. Schlobin --
The American fantasy of Japan in the 1890s and 1970s / John F. Zeugner --
An approach to the social functions of science fiction and fantasy / Charles Elkins --
The holocaust and the fantastic: a negative relevation? / Gila Ramras-Rauch --
The forbidden vision of Berdnyk / Olena Saciuk --
Benvolent fantasy and the imagination in the popular literature and film of the 1940s / Lynette Carpenter --
Fantasy and biography. Pope's monsters: satire and grotesque in The Dunciad / Roger D. Lund --
Satire and psychosexual fantasy in an expurgated chapter of Disraeli's Voyage of Captain Popanilla / Bertha Keveson Hertz --
Ruskin's King of the Golden River: a victorian fairy tale / William Coyle --
Mask, mirrors and magic: fantasy as autobiography in the works of Hesse and Yeats / Bradford Crain --
Lemuel Gulliver's Seven Pillars of Wisdom / Richard E. Hersh --
Artistic variations on living nightmare: Grave's "Shout" / Katherine W. Snipes --
A poet "taught by dreams and fantasies": Muir's dual vision of human nature / J. Brooks Bouson --
Themes of the fantastic. The circus, the clown and Coover's Public Burning / Richard Pearce --
The Hawkline Monster: Brautigan's "Buffoon Mutation" / Gordon E. Slethaug --
"Report on the blind": Sabato's journey into the fantastic / Margaret G. Redd --
Early illustrations of Pym's "Shrouded Human Figure" / Richard Kopley --
Wilgefortis, patron saint of monsters, and the sacred language of the grotesque / David Williams --
The demoness and the grail: deciphering MacDonald's Lilith / Jeanne Murray Walker --
Experiment as heroic quest in Zelazny's "For a breath I tarry" / Carolyn Rhodes --
The shamanistic vision in fantastic poetry / Jean Lorrah --
O'Brien and monsters from the Id / Joseph E. Sanders --
Fantasy and children's literature. In defense of useless enchantment: Bettelheim's appraisal of the fairy tales of Perrault / Thomas R. Vessely --
Pastoral and heroic patterns: their uses in children's fantasy / Anita Moss --
Le Guin's Earthsea trilogy: the psychology of fantasy / Richard F. Patteson --
Trolls and dragons versus pocket handkerchiefs and "polite nothings": elements of the fantastic and the prosaic in The Hobbit / David Stevens --
The liberating potential of the fantasic projects in fairy tales for children / Jack Zipes --
Bibliography of fantasy scholarship: history and culture: themes and motifs, author studies, children's literature / Marshall B. Tymn.
Series Title: Contributions to the study of science fiction and fantasy, no. 11.
Responsibility: edited by Robert A. Collins and Howard D. Pearce.

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