Literary Criticism and Fantasy Literature: Is Anyone Taking This Seriously?

Myrna Allen, Linda Bedwell, Jonathan Lewis, Kate Thompson, Jocelyne Veinot, Byron Walker

Abstract


Although traditionally derided within the hallowed halls ofAnglo-American academia, fantasy literature has a long history, stretching back to the cloudy past of European memory, being rooted in traditions of fairy-tales, myths, and Arthurian epic. Historically, it was these literary predecessors that have received the lion's share of scholarly interest, being as they are wrapped up in then-prominent 19 th century ideals ofethnicity and nationalism.

Keywords


library resources; teens; fantasy fiction

Full Text:

PDF

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


©2013 Dalhousie University. School of Information Management.