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Behind the Frontiers of the Real

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Beschreibung

This book offers a definition of the fantastic that establishes it as a discourse in constant intertextual relation with the construct of reality. In establishing the definition of the fantastic, leading scholar David Roas selects four central concepts that allow him to chart a fairly clear map of this terrain: reality, the impossible, fear, and language. These four concepts underscore the fundamental issues and problems that articulate any theoretical reflection on the fantastic: its necessary relationship to an idea of the real, its limits, its emotional and psychological effects on the receiver and the transgression of language that is undertaken when attempting to express what is, by definition, inexpressible as it is beyond the realms of the conceivable. By examining such concepts, the book explores multiple perspectives that are clearly interrelated: from literary and comparative theory to linguistics, via philosophy, science and cyberculture.



David Roas is Associate Professor of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature at the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain, where he directs the Grupo de Estudios sobre lo Fantástico (GEF; Research Group on the Fantastic) and Brumal. Research Journal on the Fantastic. As a leading specialist in the fantastic, he has devoted several works to the field; among the most influential are Teorías de lo fantastico (2001), Hoffmann en España. Recepción e influencias (2002), and La sombra del cuervo. Edgar Allan Poe y la literatura fantástica española del siglo XIX (2011). He also writes short stories, such as Horrores cotidianos (2007), Distorsiones (2010; winner of The Eighth Annual Setenil Award for best Spanish book of stories), and Bienvenidos a Incaland® (2014).



Autorentext

David Roas is Associate Professor of Literary Theory and Comparative Literature at the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain, where he directs the Grupo de Estudios sobre lo Fantástico (GEF; Research Group on the Fantastic) and Brumal. Research Journal on the Fantastic. As a leading specialist in the fantastic, he has devoted several works to the field; among the most influential are Teorías de lo fantastico (2001), Hoffmann en España. Recepción e influencias (2002), and La sombra del cuervo. Edgar Allan Poe y la literatura fantástica española del siglo XIX (2011). He also writes short stories, such as Horrores cotidianos (2007), Distorsiones (2010; winner of The Eighth Annual Setenil Award for best Spanish book of stories), and Bienvenidos a Incaland® (2014).



Inhalt
1. Reality
2. The Impossible
3. Fear
4. Language
5. The Fantastic in Post-Modernity
6. Conclusions

Produktinformationen

Titel: Behind the Frontiers of the Real
Untertitel: A Definition of the Fantastic
Autor:
EAN: 9783319737331
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Wasserzeichen
Format: E-Book (pdf)
Hersteller: Springer-Verlag GmbH
Genre: Soziologie
Anzahl Seiten: 127
Veröffentlichung: 15.02.2018
Dateigrösse: 1.8 MB