Elsewhere : Selected Essays from the '20th Century Fantasy Literature: From Beatrix to Harry' International Literary Conference
This compilation explores significant elements of fantasy inherent within classic and current literature for children and young adults. Selected topics are inventive as well as insightful and include semantics, medieval allusion, fairy tales, gender association, and narrative voice.
- Paperback | 166 pages
- 136 x 217 x 13mm | 218g
- 01 Jun 2003
- University Press of America
- Lanham, MD, United States
Table of contents
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 Introduction of Lois Lowry Chapter 4 Lois Lowry: Keynote Chapter 5 Semantics and Significance: Jonas's Limited Lexicon: Linguistic Determinism in Lois Lowry's The Giver; Who is the Writing Teacher in Charlotte's Web?; The Burrahobbit: Semantic Displacement in J.R.R. Tolkien Chapter 6 Approaches to Harry Potter: From Merlin to Muggles: The Magic of Harry Potter, the First Book; Defective Wands, Stubborn Dragons, and Flying Transport Trucks: Everyday Occurrences for a Purchasing Agent Representing the Retail Shops of H Chapter 7 Sharing Stories: Cinderella- An Evolving Tale from Multicultural Heritage to Modern Fantasy Literature; Lost Boys to Men: Romanticism and the Uses of the Female Imagination in J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan and Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Chapter 8 Revisiting Myth and Legend: The Waking of the Sleepers: Legendary Aspects of Susan Cooper's The Dark is Rising Series, A [Re]Examination; Other-than-Human and Sort-of-Human Figures in Fantasy Adventures; Isaac's Thoughts Beneath Myth's Blade: Chapter 9 Epilogue: Joseph Zingaro
About Deborah Bice
Deborah Bice is Assistant Professor of English, Kent State University, Ashtabula, Ohio.