Essays about: "fantastic novel"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 7 essays containing the words fantastic novel.

  1. 1. Fangoso Lagoons: Hyperreality and Imaginary Stations in The Crying of Lot 49

    University essay from Högskolan i Gävle/Engelska

    Author : Shane Glennon; [2022]
    Keywords : Postmodernism; hyperreality; imaginary station; Jean Baudrillard; Umberto Eco; Disneyland; Thomas Pynchon; The Crying of Lot 49; Fangoso Lagoons;

    Abstract : This essay analyses Thomas Pynchon’s novel The Crying of Lot 49 (1966) in relation to postmodern literary theory, specifically the concepts of hyperreality and imaginary stations. In Simulacra and Simulation (1981), Jean Baudrillard proposes that the Disneyland theme park in California is an imaginary station that conceals the fact that it is the world outside of Disneyland that is hyperreal. READ MORE

  2. 2. Making Myth: Narrative Discourse in The Shadow of the Torturer

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Masterprogram: Litteratur - Kultur – Media

    Author : Charles Simmons; [2019]
    Keywords : Narratology Myth Science Fiction Fantasy Science Gene Wolfe Genette; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : This dissertation argues that the incongruity between the narrating I and the narrated I in The Shadow of the Torturer produces a site where myth is made. The novel differs from other works in the canon of science fantasy because its science and fantasy are rarely, if ever, juxtaposed. READ MORE

  3. 3. Consciousness as a Bridge between Worlds : The Fantastic Effects of The Third Policeman

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Engelska institutionen

    Author : Ailya Waqar Zaman; [2019]
    Keywords : ;

    Abstract : Abstract This essay explores Tzvetan Todorov’s theories on the fantastic and aims to give an analytical description of the cognitive processes of the reader of Flann O’Brien’s The Third Policeman upon encountering story elements that appear to defy natural laws. According to Todorov, the genre of the fantastic hinges on the reader’s “hesitation” when he tries to make sense of the supernatural element(s) in context of the novel; he hesitates while trying to decide whether there is a natural explanation for these events or whether the world of the narrative has entered what may be called the realm of the imaginary, the world of the marvelous, or a(n im)possible world. READ MORE

  4. 4. THE POLITICS OF A CHILDREN’S BOOK Haroun and the Sea of Stories

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för språk och litteraturer

    Author : Safija Zuko Turkovic; [2018-09-19]
    Keywords : Salman Rushdie; fatwa; post colonialism; totalitarianism;

    Abstract : Rushdie’s Haroun and the Sea of Stories is a multifunctional tale, representing and arguing for, among other things, political expression, opposition to censorship and not least a movement for free speech. Disguised as a children’s book, Haroun raises many issues central for Rushdie the author after he had been censored by a fatwa issued against him as a consequence of publishing the religious satire The Satanic Verses. READ MORE

  5. 5. Structure and function of a bacterial redox sensor.

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Kemiska institutionen

    Author : Marwaa Ahmad; [2016]
    Keywords : Rex protein; Microscale thermophoresis MST ; dissociation constant Kd ; protein science; proteinvetenskap; Biology and Life Sciences; Chemistry;

    Abstract : Gram-positive bacteria e.g. Streptomyces coelicolor [8], Bacillus subtilis [43] and Staphylococcus aureus [40] contain a novel sensor for the nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD) redox balance that functions as a transcriptional repressor called Rex (redox). Rex plays a key role in regulating genes in energy metabolism. READ MORE