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Lecture 8

ENG239H1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 8: Lester Del Rey, Clark Ashton Smith, Farah Mendlesohn


Department
English
Course Code
ENG239H1
Professor
Mike Johnstone
Lecture
8

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Lecture'8'
The'Evolution'of'Genre'Fantasy!
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" significance!is!very!connected!to!their!childhood!–!both!are!introduced!as!to!what!happened!in!their!
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" adheres!to!conventions!of!hero’s!journey!–!challenging!them!and!re"working!them!
" our!hero!is!a!heroine!–!her!story!is!not!the!same!as!traditional!fantasy!–!modern!fantasy!
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" a!fantasy!will!succeed!when!it!meets!particular!expectations!
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" fantasy!connected!to!childhood/childness!!nostalgic!
" fantasy!is!conservative!
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" otherseeing/bloodseeing!is!not!something!done!there,!its!done!in!other!parts!of!the!world!too!
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