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Functions of the fantastic : selected essays from the Thirteenth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

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.
Print Book, English, 1995
Greenwood Press, Westport, Conn., 1995
xii, 230 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
9780313295218, 0313295212
Recent trends in the contemporary American fairy tale / Jack Zipes
De-radicalizing Pinocchio / Richard Wunderlich
Reinscribing Cinderella : Jane Austen and the fairy tale / Norma Rowen
Shoring framents : how CBS's Beauty and the beast adapts consensus reality to shape its magical world / Dennis O'Brien
The corpse in the dung cart : The night-side of nature and the Victorian supernatural tale / Robert F. Geary
Reader response and fantasy literature : the uses and abuses of interpretation in Queen Victoria's Alice in Wonderland / John Pennington
Gautier, Freud and the fantastic : psychoanalysis avant la lettre? / Nigel E. Smith
Love and automata : from Hoffmann to Lem and from Freud to Kristeva / Miglena Nikolchina
The company we keep : comic function in M.G. Lewis's The monk / Gareth M. Euridge
"A world of glas" : the heroine's quest for identity in Spenser's Faerie Queene and Stephen R. Donaldson's Mirror of her dreams / Laurel L. Hendrix
What about Bob? Doubles and demons in Twin Peaks / Nancy Buffington
Duality, reality, and magic in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight / Barbara Kline
Oliphaunts in the perilous realm : the function of internal wonder in fantasy / William Senior
Criminal artists and artisans in mysteries by E.T.A. Hoffman, Dorothy Sayers, Ernesto Sábato, Patrick Süskind, and Thomas Harris / Edith Borchardt
The craft of the fantastic in Anatole France's La Révolte des anges / Juliette Gilman
Sally Johnson : paperworks / Dorothy Joiner
Culture as spiritual metaphor in Le Guin's Always coming home / Sarah Jo Webb
Assuming the present in SF : Sartre in a new dimension / Bud Foote
Finding one's place in the fantastic : Susan Cooper's The dark is rising / Valerie Krips
Carter and Blake : the dangers of innocence / Mary Y. Hallab
Travels in hyperreality : Jean Baudrillard's America and J.G. Ballard's Hello America / Veronica Hollinger
The men who walked on the moon : images of America in the "new wave" science fiction of the 1960s and 1970s / Rob Latham
The closing of the final frontier : science fiction after 1960 / Brian Attebery