Space S Of The Fantastic

Author: David Punter
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1000299724
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This book provides a series of new addresses to the enduring problem of how to categorize the Fantastic. The approach taken is through the lens of spatiality; the Fantastic gives us new worlds, although of course these are refractions of worlds already in being. In place of ‘real’ spaces (whatever they might be), the Fantastic gives us imaginary spaces, although within those spaces historical and cultural conflicts are played out, albeit in forms that stretch our understanding of everyday location, and our usual interpretations of cause and effect. Many authors are addressed here, from a variety of different geographical and national traditions, thus demonstrating how the Fantastic - as a mode, a genre, a way of thinking, imagining and writing - continually traverses borders and boundaries. We hope to move the ongoing debate about the Fantastic forward in a scholarly as well as an engaging way.
Space(s) of the Fantastic
Language: en
Pages: 166
Authors: David Punter, C. Bruna Mancini
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-12-30 - Publisher: Routledge

This book provides a series of new addresses to the enduring problem of how to categorize the Fantastic. The approach taken is through the lens of spatiality; the Fantastic gives us new worlds, although of course these are refractions of worlds already in being. In place of ‘real’ spaces (whatever
Spaces and Fictions of the Weird and the Fantastic
Language: en
Pages: 208
Authors: Julius Greve, Florian Zappe
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-11-18 - Publisher: Springer Nature

This collection of essays discusses genre fiction and film within the discursive framework of the environmental humanities and analyses the convergent themes of spatiality, climate change, and related anxieties concerning the future of human affairs, as crucial for any understanding of current forms of “weird” and “fantastic” literature and culture.
Spaces of Longing and Belonging
Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Julius Greve, Florian Zappe
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-07-01 - Publisher: BRILL

Spaces of Longing and Belonging contains theoretical and interpretative studies of spatiality centered on a variety of literary and cultural contexts. The essays provide a collection of innovative scholarship on central questions relating to literary spatiality in a context of increased global awareness.
Pictures of Girlhood
Language: en
Pages: 266
Authors: Sarah Hentges
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-01-09 - Publisher: McFarland

Although the “coming of age” story has been a popular film plot for decades, producers have only recently realized the commercial potential of targeting films to adolescent girls. Movies like Clueless, Legally Blonde and Mean Girls have been successfully marketed to teenage girls, as have several well-known independent films. Important
Contemporary Italian Women Writers and Traces of the Fantastic
Language: en
Pages: 200
Authors: Danielle Hipkins
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-12-02 - Publisher: Routledge

"Contemporary fantastic fiction, particularly that written by women, often challenges traditional literary practice. At the same time the predominantly male-authored canon of fantastic literature offers a problematic range of gender stereotypes for female authors to 're-write'. Fantastic tropes, of space in particular, enable three important contemporary Italian female writers (Paola