Essays about: "fantasy tradition"

Found 5 essays containing the words fantasy tradition.

  1. 1. 'A Bizarre Mirror Version of the Real World': Modernity in Three Mythic Fiction Novels by Emma Bull, Keith Donohue and Tad Williams.

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för språk och litteraturer

    Author : Saga Bokne; [2016-09-26]
    Keywords : engelska; Modernity; fantasy; fairy; mythic fiction; urban; environment; folklore; Emma Bull; Keith Donohue; Tad Williams;

    Abstract : Traditionally, fantasy literature has often been suspicious of modernity, typicallyportraying rural, pre-industrial communities as threatened by the destructive forces ofmodernisation. However, it has been suggested that more nuanced pictures may be found in fantasyworks with contemporary settings. READ MORE

  2. 2. Modern Fairy Tales: The New Existence of an Old Genre : Exemplified by the Books of Alan A. Milne, Tove Jansson and Eno Raud

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Institutionen för kultur och estetik

    Author : Svetlana Yashkina; [2016]
    Keywords : children s literature; literary fairy-tale; modernism; poetics; semiotics; folkloristics; myth; mytho-logic; archaic intertext; memory of the genre; fantasy; chronotope; A.A. Milne; Tove Jansson; Eno Raud; Elezar Meetinsky; Michail Bakhtin; Yuri Lotman; Vladimir Propp; Bruno Bettelheim; barnlitteratur; saga; konstsaga; folkloristik; semiotik; myt; intertextualitet; poetik;

    Abstract : The aim of this study is to draw new perspectives to the theoretic approach towards the complex nature of the modern fairy tale genre and its transformation. The study is exemplified by two books by Alan A. READ MORE

  3. 3. Magic Kingdoms beyond Disneyland: Medievalism in George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" and Mary Gentle's "Ash: A Secret History"

    University essay from Göteborgs universitet/Institutionen för litteratur, idéhistoria och religion

    Author : Linda Antonsson; [2015-04-24]
    Keywords : Litteraturvetenskap; Magisteruppsats; Fantasy; world-building; history; medievalism; narratology; historiography;

    Abstract : Much of the fantasy genre – in particular, much of the literature that defines public perception of the genre – takes place in worlds inspired by the Middle Ages, or at least by the common ideas and conceptions of the era. This thesis examines two works of fantasy –George R. READ MORE

  4. 4. Capturing happiness : Contemporary Bridal photography in Taiwan

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Avdelningen för konsthistoria och visuella studier

    Author : James Jones Huang; [2010]
    Keywords : Visual Culture; Bridal Photography; Taiwan; Wedding; Arts and Architecture;

    Abstract : Taiwanese bridal photography is a unique practice with the goal to produce images of fantasy styles ahead of the wedding. Chosen images are displayed at the wedding banquet for the guests to admire and later used as decoration in the house of newlyweds. READ MORE

  5. 5. The Secret World of Harry Potter : The Literary Laws of Fantasy Applied to the Novels by J. K. Rowling

    University essay from Södertörns högskola/Institutionen för genus, kultur och historia

    Author : Robin Watts; [2007]
    Keywords : Harry Potter; Rowling; Literary Laws; fantasy; fantasy tradition; narrative; Göte Klingberg; Maria Nikolajeva; secondary world; fantastic novel;

    Abstract : My intentions with this essay has been to examine the World in which the story of J. K. Rowlings Harry Potter takes place, the structure, narrative and restrictions, in order to place the suite of novels in the tradition of the Fantasy genre. READ MORE