Fantasy provides an invaluable and accessible guide to the study of this fascinating field.
Covering literature, film, television, ballet, light opera and visual art and featuring a historical overview from Ovid to the Toy Story franchise, this book takes the reader through the key landmark moments in the development of fantasy criticism. This comprehensive guide examines fantasy and politics, fantasy and the erotic, quest narratives and animal fantasy for children. The versatility and cultural significance of fantasy is explored, alongside the important role fantasy plays in our understanding of ‘the real’, from childhood onwards.
Written in a clear, engaging style and featuring an extensive glossary of terms, this is the essential introduction to Fantasy.
1. Defining Fantasy 2. A Historical Overview of Fantasy: Ovid to Game Boy 3. Animal Fantasy for Children 4. Fantasy Quests 5. Fantasy and Politics 6. Fantasy and the Erotic
The New Critical Idiom is an invaluable series of introductory guides designed to meet the needs of today's students grappling with the complexities of modern critical terminology. Each book in the series provides:
With a strong emphasis on clarity, lively debate and the widest possible breadth of examples, The New Critical Idiom is an indispensable guide to key topics in literary studies.