Skip to main content

The State of Critical Theory in Fantastic Literature

Abstract The study of genre literature in general, and fantasy or fairy tale literature in particular, by its very nature, falls outside the normal course of literary theory. This paper evaluates various approaches taken to create a framework within which scholarly research and evaluation of these types of genre literature might occur. This is done applying Secondary World theory to better-established literary foci, such as psychological analysis and monster theory while still respecting the premises posited in traditional literary inquiry.
Created Date 2019
Contributor Attwood, James (Author) / Bjork, Robert E (Advisor) / Corse, Douglas (Committee member) / Maring, Heather (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Literature / English literature / Modern literature / C.S. Lewis / Fairy Tales / Fantasy / Secondary World / Tolkien
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 47 pages
Language English
Note Masters Thesis English 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

  Full Text
272.5 KB application/pdf
Download Count: 122

Description Dissertation/Thesis