Transitions and Dissolving Boundaries in the Fantastic

ab 13,90 

Christine Lötscher, Petra Schrackmann, Ingrid Tomkowiak, Aleta-Amirée von Holzen (Eds.)

ISBN 978-3-643-80185-2
Band-Nr. 2
Jahr 2014
Seiten 216
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Fantastikforschung / Research in the Fantastic

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The fantastic raises a number of significant questions about
cultural and social developments and challenges existing
boundaries. By creating hybrid zones of autonomy, the
fantastic provides alternatives to conventional
understandings of world, knowledge or identity.

With regard to fantastic fiction in literature and different
media representations the articles explore crossings into
other worlds, time travel, metamorphoses, hybrid creatures
and a variety of other transitions and transgressions. They
analyse hybrid genres, inter-media adaptations,
transpositions into new media, as well as various forms of
crossover as exemplified in the increasing trend of
generation-spanning all-age literature.

Christine Lötscher, Petra Schrackmann and
von Holzen are researchers at the University of Zurich.

Ingrid Tomkowiak is Professor of Popular Literature and
Media Studies at the University of Zurich and head of
research at the Swiss Institute for Children’s and Youth’s
Media, Associated Institute of the University of Zurich,