Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts

Articles from Vol. 19, No. 1, Winter

2001: A Space Odyssey: A Transcendental Trans-Locution
Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) has invited an army of commentators and probably encouraged the publication of Arthur C. Clarke's more discursive novel of the same name shortly after the movie release in April 1968. However, the existing...
Both Sides of the Gate: Patriarchy in Sheri S. Tepper's the Gate to Women's Country
"You may as well forget it, Achilles. There is no fucking in Hades. Hades is Women's Country." These two lines, spoken by Iphigenia in the Women's Country play Iphigenia at Ilium, embody the central theme of Sheri S. Tepper's The Gate to Women's...
Introduction: Fear and Fantasy
I must not fear," chants Paul Atreides to himself in Frank Herbert's Dune, "Fear is the mind killer" (8). One of the narrative mainsprings that fiction writers install in their work to keep it ticking is fear. It's a reliable source of suspense, conflict,...
Monster Mishmash: Iconicity and Intertextuality in Tobe Hooper's the Texas Chain Saw Massacre
Let me live, please. Punish me, torture me, but let me live. I can't die with all those lives on my conscience, all that blood on my hands. --Renfield, Dracula (1931) I just can't take no pleasure in killing. There's just some things you gotta...
Mrs. Todd's (Pastoral) Shortcut
A surprisingly complex feature of Stephen King's 1985 story collection Skeleton Crew is its six-page appendix, modestly entitled "Notes." Located after the final story and containing accounts of most of the foregoing contents, the notes are largely...
Profusion Sublime and Fantastic: Robert Holdstock's Mythago Wood
The greatest forces lie in the region of the uncomprehended. --George MacDonald Robert Holdstock's Mythago Wood is a novel about visitations. These are the kind of visitations the protagonist does not expect, visitations he dreads and yet becomes...
Science Fiction and Fantasy Research Collection: Cushing Memorial Library
Science Fiction and Fantasy Research Collection: Cushing Memorial Library Main Website: Library portal at <http://library.tamu.edu/portal/index.jsp> Select "Special & Archival Collections." 5000 TAMU Libraries College Station,...
The Lord of the Rings' Interlace: Tolkien's Narrative and Lee's Illustrations
Introduction J. R. R. Tolkien reinvented the medieval "romance," complete with archetypal characters, quest theme, and interlaced narrative structure, when he wrote The Lord of the Rings and, in doing so, he became a principal founder of the modern...
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