Nature and the Numinous in Mythopoeic Fantasy Literature

Nature and the Numinous in Mythopoeic Fantasy Literature

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This book makes connections between mythopoeic fantasy--works that engage the numinous--and the critical apparatuses of ecocriticism and posthumanism. Drawing from the ideas of Rudolf Otto in The Idea of the Holy, mythopoeic fantasy is a means of subverting normative modes of perception to both encounter the numinous and to challenge the perceptions of the natural world. Beginning with S.T. Coleridge's theories of the imagination as embodied in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, the book moves on to explore standard mythopoeic fantasists such as George MacDonald, C.S. Lewis, and J.R.R. Tolkien. Taking a step outside these men, particularly influenced by Christianity, the concluding chapters discuss Algernon Blackwood and Ursula Le Guin, whose works evoke the numinous without a specifically Christian worldview.27 Science Fiction and the Prediction of the Future: Essays on Foresight and Fallacy (ed. ... Shifting Paradigms ofJames Camerona#39;s Avatar (Ellen Grabiner, 2012) 35 OfBread, Blood and The Hunger Games: Critical Essays on the Suzanne Collins Trilogy (ed. ... the 1970s (Sanna Lehtonen, 2013) 39 Doctor Who in Time and Space: Essays on Themes, Characters, History and Fandom, 1963a€“2012 (ed.


Title:Nature and the Numinous in Mythopoeic Fantasy Literature
Author: Chris Brawley
Publisher:McFarland - 2014-06-30
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