Contours of the Fantastic

Selected Essays from the Eighth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts Michele K. Langford, Michèle Langford. our travelers close to the line of plants , where they stood watching them with rapt interest " ( 117 ) .

Contours of the Fantastic

This collection of 22 essays originally presented at the Eighth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts contains 7 sections: "Fantasy and Discontinuity," "Theory of National Fantasy--Traditions and Invention," "Fantastic Vision in Children's Literature," "Science Fiction and Fantasy Films," "Fusion, Transfusion, and Transgression in the Fantastic," "The Fantastic and Science," and "The Fantastic World--Space and Time" that address the world of the imaginary, the dream, the uncanny, the paranormal, and all forms of speculative fiction.

Lovecraft a Study in the Fantastic

which gives Lovecraft's fantastic universe its full dimension . 10 Without wishing to make Lovecraft the " mythographer " of the twentieth century , the " rhapsodist " of modern times , we believe that this approach is the most accurate ...

Lovecraft  a Study in the Fantastic

Broader than a thematic study, however, Lévy's analysis is unique in his use of Lovecraft's work as a model for fantastic writing in general and in his provocative theory as to why Lovecraft wrote the sort of works he did.

Exploring the Fantastic

As for critics, we do need established or reestablished terminology and definitions to be able to say certain things about the uncertain mode of narrating uncertain phenomena, to chart the literary fantastic territories or a single ...

Exploring the Fantastic

The fantastic represents a wide and heterogeneous field in literary, cultural, and media studies. Encompassing some of the field's foremost voices such as Fred Botting and Larissa Lai, as well as exciting new perspectives by junior scholars, this volume offers a mosaic of the fantastic now. The contributions pinpoint and discuss current developments in theory and practice by offering enlightening snapshots of the contemporary Anglophone landscape of research in the fantastic. The authors' arguments and analyses thus give new impetus to the field's theoretical and methodological approaches, its textual materials, its main interests, and its crucial findings.

The Fantastic Other

Confronting the Fantastic , we are freed from the certainty of doctrine or ideology and , estranged from the ordinary , we have only belief as the basis for construing meaning . Because even in its plurality feminism is based on what we ...

The Fantastic Other

The Fantastic Other is a carefully assembled collection of essays on the increasingly significant question of alterity in modern fantasy, the ways in which the understanding and construction of the Other shapes both our art and our imagination. The collection takes a unique perspective, seeing alterity not merely as a social issue but as a biological one. Our fifteen essays cover the problems posed by the Other, which, after all, go well beyond the bounds of any single critical perspective. With this in mind, we have selected studies to show how insights from deconstruction, Marxism, feminism, and Freudian, Jungian and evolutionary psychology help us understand an issue so central to the act of reading.

On the Uses of the Fantastic in Modern Theatre

On the one hand, the fantastic 'reflected' very real threats; on the other hand, it created a space in which those threats could be transformed into 'supernaturalism' and monstrosity, thus helping to reshape the philosophical premises ...

On the Uses of the Fantastic in Modern Theatre

The book reveals how the fantastic is used in modern theatre as a manipulative device to encode the unspeakable and control audience response, challenging conventional readings of all authors who use the fantastic.

Magical Realism and the Fantastic

We must therefore reject fear and horror as a criterion in the case of the fantastic and reconsider the concept of bidimensionality which we have already discussed. One of the most important distinguishing characteristics of the ...

Magical Realism and the Fantastic

Every reader of literature interprets the literary text on the basis of information they have acquired from previous reading, and according to norms they have established, either consciously or not, with regard to a work of literature. In this study, originally published in 1985, the author clarifies the concepts of magical realism and the fantastic, and establishes a series of guidelines that will allow us to distinguish between the two similar yet independent modes. The reader will thus be able to identify the implicit framework upon which the author of the fantastic and of magical realism bases their text.

Katherine Mansfield and the Fantastic

To refer to 'charm' is to underscore the fantastic in Mansfield, and to domesticate, without taming it. Charm strikes me as a particularly capacious term, pointing at one extreme to the supernatural, and at the other, to the utterly ...

Katherine Mansfield and the Fantastic

Fantastic and Gothic readings of Mansfield's short stories present us with a covert, darker world, alongside seemingly familiar actions and eventsThis volume investigates an unexpectedly rich vein of literary gothic motifs and tropes found within Mansfield's modernist, experimental prose. The essays investigate her development of the fairytale in several stories discloses how the 'Cinderella' story underpins 'Her First Ball', how 'Little Red Riding Hood' lurks beneath 'The Little Governess', and how the figure of the changeling inhabits 'A Suburban Fairy Tale'. Mansfield's explorations of the conscious and unconscious mind are elucidated through a discussion of Freud's theory of the uncanny and the unsettling effects of language in Mansfield's In A German Pension stories. Finally, the term 'charm' is revealed as spanning the two extremes of the fantastic and the ordinary which combine in Mansfield's evocations of the enchantment of domestic interiors.

The Fantastic Turtles

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The Fantastic Turtles

After finding some old submarines on a nearby deserted island, The Fantastic Turtles follow their leader, Sarde, as he heads south. Ending up at the home of their longtime rivals, the Falgans, they begin to exact some long-awaited revenge, with some unexpected results. Laugh and cry as most of The Fantastic Turtles overcome many different obstacles to survive, while some find other ways to cope with the ever-present dose of reality.

The Fantastic Imagination

Of all the land you bloom the loveliest; Yet, ah! the priceless blessing, The bliss of parents' fondness, You left on strands unknown!" —F RIEDRICH DE LA MOTTE FOUQUÉ THE FANTASTIC IMAGINATION By George Macdonald That we have in.

The Fantastic Imagination

“The Fantastic Imagination” is a 1893 essay by Scottish writer George MacDonald (1824–1905). A pioneer of fantasy literature, MacDonald was the mentor of Lewis Carroll and influenced the work of many other notable writers including J. M. Barrie, Mark Twain, C. S. Lewis, and J. R. R. Tolkien. This fascinating essay concentrates on writing and imagination, offering expert insights into fantasy and fiction writing by a master of the genre. Highly recommended for fantasy readers and writers alike. Contents include: “George Macdonald, by Richard Watson Gilder”, “Fairy Tales, by G. K. Chesterton”, “The Fantastic Imagination, by George Macdonald”. Other notable works by this author include: “At the Back of the North Wind” (1871), “The Princess and the Goblin” (1872), and “The Wise Woman: A Parable” (1875). Read & Co. Great Essays is republishing this classic essay now complete with an introduction by G. K. Chesterton.

Speaking of the Fantastic III

Q: You're still writing something we can call “fantastic,” whether you like it or not. Frost: Yes, one flavor or another of something called fantastic. Like I say, that's the way I am put together, for whatever reason.

Speaking of the Fantastic III

Darrell Schweitzer interviews seventeen science fiction writers. Included are scintillating conversations with: George R. R. Martin, James Morrow, Jack Dann, Geoffrey A. Landis, Joe W. Haldeman, Zoran Zivkovic, Esther M. Friesner, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Harry Turtledove, Gregory Frost, Tom Purdom, D. G. Compton, Robert J. Sawyer, Charles Stross, Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Howard Waldrop.

The Fantastic in Religious Narrative from Exodus to Elisha

fantastic elements did not pose problems for the ancient readers? That they only pose problems to later readers? This is not stated clearly, but there seems to be a tendency in Durham«s book to perceive the textual problems ...

The Fantastic in Religious Narrative from Exodus to Elisha

The Fantastic in Religious Narrative from Exodus to Elisha argues that perspectives drawn from literary-critical theories of the fantastic and fantasy are apt to explore Hebrew Bible religious narratives. The book focuses on the narratives' marvels, monsters, and magic, rather than whether or not the stories depict historical events. The Exodus narrative (Ex 1-18) and a selection of additional Hebrew Bible narratives (Num 11-14, Judg 6-8, 1 Kings 17-19, 2 Kings 4-7) are analysed from a fantasy-theoretical perspective. The 'fantasy perspective' helps to make sense of elements of these narratives that - although prominently featured in the stories - have previously often been explained by being explained away. These case studies can illuminate Hebrew Bible religion and offer wider perspectives on religious narrative generally. In light of the fantasy-theoretical approach, these Hebrew Bible stories - with the Exodus narrative at the centre - read not as foundational stories, affirming triumphantly and unambiguously the bond between the deity, his people, and their territory, but rather as texts that harbour and even actively encourage ambiguity and uncertainty, not necessarily prompting belief, orientation, and a sense of meaningfulness, but also open-ended reflection and doubt. The case studies suggest that other religious narratives, both in and beyond the Judaic tradition, may also be amenable to interpretation in these terms, thus questioning a dominant trend in myth studies. The results of the analyses lead to a discussion of the role of ambiguity, uncertainty, and transformation in religious narrative in broader perspective, and to a questioning of the emphasis in the study of religion on the capacity of religious narrative for founding and maintaining institutions, orienting identity, and defending order over disorder. The book suggests the wider importance of incorporating destabilisation, disorientation, and ambiguity more strongly into theories of what religious narrative is and does.

The Fantastic Flying Man

“First, he wants to get the show on the air.” How many will be in the air at that time is still not known. -END- We're here with Doctor Tommy, y'all, he's the Fantastic Flying 131 The Fantastic Flying Man.

The Fantastic Flying Man

Take a trip with Doc Bird, the Fantastic Flying Man, as he soars through the skies of New York City and becomes one of the biggest superstars ever. Although he lacks super powers other than flying, the Fantastic Flying Man can fly through the clouds and rescue people down below. Follow him as he becomes the star of his own television show and many commercials. Be amazed at all the women he loves and all the children he adopts and has with his wife, Leticia or JetLet. Yes, there’s a whole lot of fun to be had reading about the Fantastic Flying Man’s adventures and his life with 150 children. Recounted in multiple media reports of all kinds including passages in the Fantastic Flying Man’s own point of view, you’ll have a grand time as he experiments with gay love and then runs for the United States Senate! This is a book you won’t be able to put down until the very last page. So take a chance and take off into the blue skies of America, from New York City to Florida to California, as the Fantastic Flying Man teaches all of us how to fly without any mechanical assistance and become truly free.

Functions of the Fantastic Selected Essays from the Thirteenth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

He places the definition of the fantastic in relation to the real and the imaginary. According to Todorov the fantastic requires the fulfillment of two out of three conditions: First, the text must oblige the reader to consider the ...

Functions of the Fantastic  Selected Essays from the Thirteenth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

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 a variety of works—including those by Jane Austen, J.R.R. Tolkien, Stephen Donaldson, Ursula Le Guin, Jean Baudrillard, Anatole France, William Blake, and Angela Carter. Subjects addressed range from children's tales and classic literature to paper sculptures and popular television series. Containing provocative applications of scholarly observation to practical life, this volume will be of interest to scholars of science fiction, fantasy, horror, and popular culture, and to others who want to know which topics are currently in vogue in the field.

The Weiser Book of the Fantastic and Forgotten

I hope The Weiser Book of the Fantastic and Forgotten will help remedy this situation, transforming the status of these tales from forgotten to favorite. I confess: there is not a single story in this collection that I do not enjoy, ...

The Weiser Book of the Fantastic and Forgotten

Classic stories of occult fiction by Dion Fortune, Edgar Allan Poe, Oscar Wilde, H. P. Lovecraft, Bram Stoker, Marie Corelli, R. W. Chambers, and more. These are the authors and tales that inspired modern masters like Stephen King, Neil Gaiman, and Nic Pizzolatto—edited and introduced by leading occult author and scholar Judika Illes. These powerfully evocative stories—some of which have been forgotten over the years, like buried treasure—will thrill and chill readers to the bone. During the dark, eerie hours, when the wind is blowing and the ghosts are roaming outside, these tales can fill a night with pleasant terror—as well as encouraging our minds to venture beyond the mundane into the realm of the fantastic.

The Fantastic Ferris Wheel

Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Kraft, Betsy Harvey. The fantastic Ferris wheel : the story of inventor George Ferris / Betsy Harvey Kraft ; illustrated by Steven Salerno. — First edition. pages cm Summary: “The story ...

The Fantastic Ferris Wheel

The World's Fair in Chicago, 1893, was to be a spectacular event: architects, musicians, artists, and inventors worked on special exhibits to display the glories of their countries. But the Fair's planners wanted something really special, something on the scale of the Eiffel Tower, which had been constructed for France's fair three years earlier. At last, engineer George Ferris had an idea-a crazy, unrealistic, gigantic idea. He would construct a twenty-six-story tall observation wheel. The planners didn't think it could be done. They called it a "monstrosity." It wouldn't be safe. But George fought for his design. Finally, in December 1892, with only four months to go until the fair, George was given permission to build his wheel. He had to fight the tight schedule, bad weather, and general disapproval. Against all odds, the Ferris Wheel turned out to be the talk of the Fair, and proof that dreaming big dreams could pay off. Today, George's Ferris Wheel is an icon of adventure and amusement throughout the world.

Jeremy and the Fantastic Flying Machine

Fantastic. Flying. Machine. Jeremy looked at the ruined kite in the corner of the room. “I'm sorry about your kite,” he said. “It almost worked.” Daedalus chuckled. “That thing! It never stood a chance. I made sure that the tail was ...

Jeremy and the Fantastic Flying Machine

In order to save Mr. Magnus's enchanted theater, Jeremy and his cat Aristotle travel back in time to ancient Greece where they encounter the Minotaur's maze and Daedalus's flying machine.

The Fantastic Adventures of Compu M E C H

The Fantastic Adventures of ComprME.COM MONOLITH COMICS R Issue 1 Mechanically Engineered and Computerized Hero R TO / The Beginning ! Theodore Raymond Riddle The Fantastic Adventures of Comple-ME.CH HONOLITH COMICS R Mechanicaly ...

The Fantastic Adventures of Compu M E C H

Monolith Comics Presents, The fantastic adventures of Compu-M.E.C.H.! In credible humorous story about the Compu-M.E.C.H. Programm. We learn how Dr. green the adsentmidned invetor the super powered robot The M.E.C.H. Unit fights crime with the aid of Tommy and Lesa Chase. Tommy is the controller of the M.E.C.H. Unit via a virtual program, where the robot responds to his every whim. Our trio of heroes plus The M.E.C.H. Unit are also aided by the children of the world by using their cell phone to text message. They report suspicous criminal activity to the heroes who respond immeadiately too the situation at hand. You will enjoy this humorus version with them! Look out for the Spanich edition.

The Treasury of the Fantastic

He signed to my father, who had by this time returned, and leading the fantastic old gentleman, whom he called the Baron, to meet him. He introduced him formally, and they at once entered into earnest conversation.

The Treasury of the Fantastic

The fantastic, the supernatural, the poetic, and the macabre entwine in this incomparable culmination of storytelling. Imaginative stories of wit and intelligence weave through vivid landscapes that are alternately wondrous and terrifying. As major literary figures from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries—from Alfred, Lord Tennyson and Edith Wharton to Edgar Allan Poe and Oscar Wilde—these masters of English and American literature created unforgettable tales where goblins and imps comingle with humans from all walks of life. This deftly curated assemblage of notable classics and unexpected gems from the pre-Tolkien era will captivate and enchant readers. Forerunners of today’s speculative fiction, these are the authors that changed the fantasy genre forever.

The Fantastic Line Art of Arthur Rackham

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The Fantastic Line Art of Arthur Rackham

Images from a broad span of Rackham's career include Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and some rarely seen magazine work.

Delirio The Fantastic the Demonic and the R el

Ultimately, the illicit and hidden stories join together in an underground economy of the fantastic. Denied legitimacy by textual history,they are embedded in walls, tunnels, and under the foundations of houses. Stories of people buried ...

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Striking, inexplicable stories circulate among the people of Nuevo León in northern Mexico. Stories of conversos (converted Jews) who fled the Inquisition in Spain and became fabulously wealthy in Mexico. Stories of women and children buried in walls and under houses. Stories of an entire, secret city hidden under modern-day Monterrey. All these stories have no place or corroboration in the official histories of Nuevo León. In this pioneering ethnography, Marie Theresa Hernández explores how the folktales of Nuevo León encode aspects of Nuevolenese identity that have been lost, repressed, or fetishized in "legitimate" histories of the region. She focuses particularly on stories regarding three groups: the Sephardic Jews said to be the "original" settlers of the region, the "disappeared" indigenous population, and the supposed "barbaric" society that persists in modern Nuevo León. Hernández's explorations into these stories uncover the region's complicated history, as well as the problematic and often fascinating relationship between history and folklore, between officially accepted "facts" and "fictions" that many Nuevoleneses believe as truth.