Marvellous Fantasy

Editor: Jørgen Riber Christensen
Pages: 300
Released: 2009
Edition: 1. edition
ISBN: 978-87-7307-962-1

Popular culture comes to academe in this new collection of essays about the books, films, television shows, and music that are the subjects of today’s most exciting discipline – the study of fantasy. In their explorations of the genre, thirteen noted authors and critics present a toolkit of analytical and aesthetic approaches to works by J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Hans Christian Andersen, China Miéville, Simon Green, J.K. Rowling, and others. Works considered are, to name but a few, Xena: Warrior Princess, the Harry Potter series, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Conan the Barbarian, King Rat, and Disc World. Editor J. Riber Christensen, Aalborg University, ties together the collection with a comprehensive opening essay.

Enjoy your journey through these pages as we explore worlds of wonder: J.R.R. Tolkien, J.K. Rowling, H.C. Andersen, C.S. Lewis, Terry Pratchett, Robert E. Howard, J.M. Barry, Disney, China Miéville, Donald Barthelme, Simon R. Green, Narnia, The Discworld, Conan, Xena: Warrior Princess, Peter Pan, King Rat, Hawk & Fisher, Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, Fan fiction, Sword & Sorcery.


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Marvellous Fantasy