The Cambridge companion to fantasy literature /

"Fantasy is a creation of the Enlightenment and the recognition that excitement and wonder can be found in imagining impossible things. From the ghost stories of the Gothic to the zombies and vampires of twenty-first-century popular literature, from Mrs Radcliffe to Ms Rowling, the fantastic ha...

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Corporate Author: Cambridge collections online.
Other Authors: James, Edward, 1947-, Mendlesohn, Farah.
Format: Online Book
Language: English
Published: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2012.
Series: Cambridge companions to topics.
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Online Access: Online version
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction /
  • Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn
  • Part I.
  • Histories:
  • 1.
  • Fantasy from Dryden to Dunsany /
  • Gary K. Wolfe;
  • 2.
  • Gothic and horror fiction /
  • Adam Roberts;
  • 3.
  • American fantasy, 1820-1950 /
  • Paul Kincaid;
  • 4.
  • The development of children's fantasy /
  • Maria Nikolajeva;
  • 5.
  • Tolkien, Lewis, and the explosion of genre fantasy /
  • Edward James
  • Part II.
  • Ways of Reading:
  • 6.
  • Structuralism /
  • Brian Attebery;
  • 7.
  • Psychoanalysis /
  • Andrew M. Butler;
  • 8.
  • Political readings /
  • Mark Bould and Sherryl Vint;
  • 9.
  • Modernism and postmodernism /
  • Jim Casey;
  • 10.
  • Thematic criticism /
  • Farah Mendlesohn;
  • 11.
  • The languages of the fantastic /
  • Greer Gilman;
  • 12.
  • Reading the fantasy series /
  • Kari Maund;
  • 13.
  • Reading the slipstream /
  • Gregory Frost
  • Part III.
  • Clusters:
  • 14.
  • Magical realism /
  • Sharon Sieber;
  • 15.
  • Writers of colour /
  • Nnedi Okorafor;
  • 16.
  • Quest fantasies /
  • W.A. Senior;
  • 17.
  • Urban fantasy /
  • Alexander C. Irvine;
  • 18.
  • Dark fantasy and paranormal romance /
  • Roz Kaveney;
  • 19.
  • Modern children's fantasy
  • Catherine Butler;
  • 20.
  • Historical fantasy /
  • Veronica Schanoes;
  • 21.
  • Fantasies of history and religion /
  • Graham Sleight.