“Curious, if True”

“Curious, if True”

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The fantastic has occupied the literary imagination of readers and scholars across historical, theoretical, and cultural contexts. Representations of the fantastic in literature rely on formal and generic types, tropes, and archetypes to mediate between depictions of a€œfantasya€ and a€œreality.a€ Present in myth and folklore, the gothic and neo-gothic, and contemporary and mainstream fantasy, the fantastic reach stretches into many conceptions of literature over time. a€œCurious, if Truea€: The Fantastic in Literature presents recent articles by graduate students on the fantastic and makes connections across category, genre, and historical periods. Fantasy is used as an organizing topic, a genre that has always allowed for a broad interpretation of its meaning. From magic realism, to high fantasy, sci-fi to the Gothic, this collection furthers the reach of fantasy in the study of English literature. The authors value tradition in their reading and their writing but are not afraid to reach across genre borders to show their understanding of a€œthe fantastical in literature.a€ The ideas presented span years and literary periods, texts and genres, and show the undeniable value of interdisciplinary study to expand perspectives in the field of English.(14-15) As Hume indicates, greed is an inherent part of Norse heroism, for it is acceptable for epic heroes to take ... In both The Hobbit and Beowulf, Evans points out, treasure has both positive and negative characteristics, for in both tales, anbsp;...

Title:“Curious, if True”
Author: Amy Bright
Publisher:Cambridge Scholars Publishing - 2012-11-30

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