Elsewhere : selected essays from the "20th century fantasy literature: From Beatrix to Harry" International Literary Conference /
edited by Deborah Bice.
Lanham, MD : University Press of America, c2003.
xxxii, 134 p. ; 22 cm.
0761825886 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Lanham, MD : University Press of America, c2003.
0761825886 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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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.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. vii
Acknowledgementsp. xi
Introduction of Lois Lowryp. xii
Keynotep. xiii
Semantics and Significancep. 1
Jonas's Limited Lexicon: Linguistic Determinism in Lois Lowry's The Giverp. 1
Who is the Writing Teacher in Charlottes' Web?p. 10
The Burrahobbit: Semantic Displacement in J.R.R. Tolkienp. 17
Approaches to Harry Potterp. 29
From Merlin to Muggles: The Magic of Harry Potter, The First Bookp. 29
Defective Wands, Stubborn Dragons and Flying Transport Trucks: Everyday Occurrences for a Purchasing Agent Representing the Retail Shops of Harry Potter's Worldp. 37
Specters of Potters: Inheritance in the Harry Potter Seriesp. 45
Sharing Storiesp. 59
Cinderella - An Evolving Tale From Multicultural Heritage to Modern Fantasy Literaturep. 59
Lost Boys to Men: Romanticism and the Uses of the Female Imagination in JM Barrie's Peter Pan and Frances Hodgson Burnett's The Secret Gardenp. 75
Peter on the Page: The Importance of Barrie's Narrative Voice in Appreciating Peter Panp. 83
Revisiting Myth and Legendp. 95
The Waking of the Sleepers: Legendary Aspects of Susan Cooper's The Dark is Rising Series, A [Re]Examinationp. 95
Other-than-Human and Sort-of-Human Figures in Fantasy Adventuresp. 111
Isaac's Thoughts Beneath's Myth's Blade: Mimesis and Children's Literaturep. 120
Epiloguep. 125
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