The Fantasy of the Dark Materials

Fantasy is so widespread in the early literature of every culture- from Egypt, Persia, to Rome and west- that it is impossible to separate it from the greatest fairy tales and ancient legends (Mathews 2). However it is the Romantic Movement’s worship of the imagination and the growing public interest in national folktales that led […]

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From Beyond the Place of Horror

Andrew Murphie states, “words can be sites of contests between competing social groups, as they attempt to assign and control specific meanings” (3). The term “fantasy”, for example, carries with it a freight of history and ideological baggage, which bears traces of the social changes that have operated upon the term. Fantasy carries multiple meanings […]

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