Trajectories of the Fantastic: Selected Essays from the Fourteenth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

Trajectories of the Fantastic: Selected Essays from the Fourteenth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

by Michael Morrison, Michael A. Morrison, International Conference on the Fantastic in the A
     
 

The essays in this volume examine elements of the fantastic in a variety of media. From the fiction of Toni Morrison, Stephen King, and Chinua Achebe, to the rock songs of David Bowie, the fantastic is seen as adaptable to any art form. In an accessible manner, the contributors present fresh approaches to examining the elements of the fantastic in literature, film,

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Overview

The essays in this volume examine elements of the fantastic in a variety of media. From the fiction of Toni Morrison, Stephen King, and Chinua Achebe, to the rock songs of David Bowie, the fantastic is seen as adaptable to any art form. In an accessible manner, the contributors present fresh approaches to examining the elements of the fantastic in literature, film, music, and popular culture. The collection features an essay by Ursula K. Le Guin.

Editorial Reviews

Booknews
This collection of papers presented at the March 1993 conference covers the undermining of domestic conventions in the fiction of Mary Shelley and Angela Carter; challenges to the gender dynamic in science fiction and the British gothic novel; the blurring of boundaries between fantasy and mainstream literary fiction; the mutual influence between science fiction and rock music; and the dialogue between the fantastic and film and the ways in which this dialogue is being used for cultural critique. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313296468
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/30/1997
Series:
Contributions to the Study of Science Fiction and Fantasy Series
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)

Meet the Author

MICHAEL A. MORRISON is a David Ross Boyd Professor of Physics and English at the University of Oklahoma, Norman.

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