Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 1, Winter

Adapting Revelation: Good Omens as Comic Corrective
A recent blog entry featuring contemporary author names made into adjectives describes "Gaimanesque" as "Highly allusive, particularly in regards to fairy tales and fantasy" (Temple). Neil Gaiman's allusive nature appears in Good Omens, in which he,...
Bernando, Susan M., Ed. Environments in Science Fiction: Essays on Alternate Spaces
Bernando, Susan M., ed. Environments in Science Fiction: Essays on Alternate Spaces. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2014. 208 pp. Softcover. ISBN 978-0-7864-7579-7. $40.00. Susan M. Bernardo justifies her collection Environments in...
Cristina Bacchilega: An Introduction
It is a great honor and a pleasure to introduce Cristina Bacchilega, a giant in the field of fairy tale and folklore studies, who combines a theoretically sophisticated critical lens with an extraordinary breadth and depth of knowledge about fairy-tale...
DeGiglio-Bellemare, Mario, Charlie Ellbe, and Kristopher Woofter, Eds.: Recovering 1940s Horror Cinema: Traces of a Lost Decade
DeGiglio-Bellemare, Mario, Charlie Ellbe, and Kristopher Woofter, eds. Recovering 1940s Horror Cinema: Traces of a Lost Decade. Lanham: Lexington Books, 2015. 353 pp. Cloth. ISBN 978-1-4985-0379-2. $105. Recovering 1940s Horror Cinema is an invaluable...
Devil's Advocates
Billson, Anne. Let the Right One In. Auteur, 2011. 112 pp. Paper. ISBN. 978-1906733-50-6. $15.00/10.50 [pounds sterling] Connolly, Jez and David Owen Bates. Dead of Night. Auteur, 2015, pp. 119. Paper. ISBN. 978-0-9932384-3-7. $15.00/10.50 [pounds...
Duggan, Anne E.: Enchantements Desenchantes: Les Contes Queer De Jacques Demy
Duggan, Anne E. Enchantements desenchantes: Les contes queer de Jacques Demy. Trans. Jean-Francois Cornu. Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes, 2015. 198 pp. Paperback. ISBN 978-2-7535-4122-1. EUR 16.00. --. Queer Enchantments: Gender, Sexuality,...
Edwards, Justin D., Ed.: Technologies of the Gothic in Literature and Culture Technogothics
Edwards, Justin D., ed. Technologies of the Gothic in Literature and Culture Technogothics. New York: Routledge: 2015. 197 pp. Hardback. ISBN 978-113879719-2. $148. Technologies of the Gothic in Literature and Culture--Technogothics, according to...
Guests in Conversation: An Interview with Holly Black
The following interview was conducted through email following the conference. Anelise Farris: When I first discovered Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale (2002), I was thirteen and looking for books in the young adult section that dealt with more mature...
Hermanson, Anne. the Horror Plays of the English Restoration
Hermanson, Anne. The Horror Plays of the English Restoration. Farnham, Surrey, UK: Ashgate Publishing, 2014. 194 pp. Hard cover. ISBN 978-14724-1552-3. $109.95. Anne Hermanson explains in the beginning of her book, The Horror Plays of the English...
Into the Woods: A Writer's Journey through Fairy Tales and Fantasy
What is the very first fairy tale that you remember? Or the first to truly grab your heart? Which fairy tale particularly entranced you as a child, or bewildered you, or frightened you? Each of us, I believe, is shaped by such stories, formed by them...
Introduction: Tales of Faery and Wonder
The fairy tale, with all its varieties and outgrowths, has always been a central part of the larger field of the fantastic. In recounting its history, it's hard to know where to start: with the Brothers Grimm, who sought to create a national myth out...
Jeffers, Susan. Arda Inhabited: Environmental Relationships in the Lord of the Rings
Jeffers, Susan. Arda Inhabited: Environmental Relationships in The Lord of the Rings. Kent, OH: Kent State University Press, 2014. 156 pp. hb. ISBN: 9781-60635-201-4. $34.95. Risden, E. L. Tolkien's Intellectual Landscape. Jefferson, NC: McFarland...
Jones, Christine A. Mother Goose Refigured: A Critical Translation of Charles Perrault's Fairy Tales
Jones, Christine A. Mother Goose Refigured: A Critical Translation of Charles Perrault's Fairy Tales. Detroit, MI: Wayne State University Press, 2016. 228 pp. hb. ISBN 978-0-8143-3892-6. $31.99. Charles Perrault's fairy tales are so seared into...
Kalpavigyan and Imperial Technoscience: Three Nodes of an Argument
The critical study of kalpavigyan (a word commonly identified as the Bangla term for science fiction but in its original context much larger in scope) typically involves two kinds of analysis. The first of these sees kalpavigyan as a diminutive subset...
Keetley, Dawn and Angela Tenga, Eds., Plant Horror: Approaches to the Monstrous Vegetal in Fiction and Film
Keetley, Dawn and Angela Tenga, eds., Plant Horror: Approaches to the Monstrous Vegetal in Fiction and Film. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2016. 178 pp. hb. ISBN 978-1-137-57063-5. $109.99. Plant Horror offers us a variety of approaches to what...
Layh, Susanna. Finstere Neue Welten: Gattungsparadigmatische Transformationen der Literarischen Utopie Und Dystopie [Dark New Worlds
Layh, Susanna. Finstere neue Welten: Gattungsparadigmatische Transformationen der literarischen Utopie und Dystopie [Dark New Worlds. Paradigmatic Genre Transformations in Literary Utopias and Dystopias]. Wurzburg: Konigshausen & Neumann, 2014....
Lopez-Pellisa, Teresa. Patologias De la Realidad Virtual. Cibercultura Y Ciencia Ficcion [Pathologies of Virtual Reality: Cyberculture and Science Fiction]
Lopez-Pellisa, Teresa. Patologias de la realidad virtual. Cibercultura y ciencia ficcion [Pathologies of Virtual Reality: Cyberculture and Science Fiction]. Madrid: Fondo de Cultura Economica, 2015. 279 pp. Paperback. ISBN 97884-375-0731-6. $ 22.00...
Lunning, Frenchy, Ed.: Mechademia 8: Tezuka's Manga Life
Lunning, Frenchy, ed. Mechademia 8: Tezuka's Manga Life. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2013. 377 pp. Paperback. ISBN 978-0-81668955-2. $24.95. The eighth volume of the Mechademia series explores the contributions to the world of manga...
Magid, Annette M., Ed.: Apocalyptic Projections: A Study of Past Predictions, Current Trends and Future Intimations as Related to Film and Literature
Magid, Annette M., ed. Apocalyptic Projections: A Study of Past Predictions, Current Trends and Future Intimations as Related to Film and Literature. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015. 260 pp. Hardback. ISBN: 978-1-4438-7237-9....
Nnedi Okorafor: Exploring the Empire of Girls' Moral Development
When I was born, my mother took one look at me and laughed. "She's ... dada," said the doctor, looking surprised. "I can see that," my mother replied with a smile. She took me in her arms and gently touched one of the thick clumps of hair growing...
"On a More Meaningful Scale": Marketing Utopia in Watchmen
Alan Moore and Dave Glbbons's Watchmen, published serially by DC Comics from September 1986 to October 1987, helped define a watershed period for the American comic book industry. A new generation of comic book creators and publishers who had grown...
Oziewicz, Marek C.: Justice in Young Adult Speculative Fiction: A Cognitive Reading
Oziewicz, Marek C. Justice in Young Adult Speculative Fiction: A Cognitive Reading. New York: Routledge, 2015. 257 pp. Hardback. ISBN 978-1-13880943-7. $148.00 Battis, Jes, ed. Supernatural Youth: The Rise and Fall of the Teen Hero in Literature...
Terri Windling: An Introduction
Terri windling has played many roles in the contemporary rediscovery of fairy tales: novelist, editor, artist, critic, and all-around encourager. Her 1995 anthology The Armless Maiden and Other Tales for Childhood's Survivors and the introductory and...
Uszkalo, Kirsten C. Bewitched and Bedeviled: A Cognitive Approach to Embodiment in Early English Possession
Uszkalo, Kirsten C. Bewitched and Bedeviled: A Cognitive Approach to Embodiment in Early English Possession. New York, NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015. 263 pp. Hardcover. ISBN 978-1-137-51224-6. $69.99. Bewitched and Bedeviled is part of Palgrave Macmillan's...
Where Can Wonder Take Us?
Greeting to all. Aloha mai kakou. Salve. Thanks to Veronica Schanoes for her over-the-top introduction. I treasure her as a scholar, writer, and friend. Thanks to the IAFA Board for the invitation; to Terri Windling, Ellen Kushner, Delia Sherman,...
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