APPROACHES AND CONTROVERSIES ON THE STUDY OF CONTEMPORARY FANTASTIC LITERATURE

This piece specifically approaches some recent proposals for the study of fantasy literature originated by specialized critics, from both America and Europe. These scholars seek to identify the particular characteristics of this type of literature with the purpose of defining it; with some of them d...

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Autor Principal: Caamaño Morúa, Virginia
Formato: Artículo
Idioma: Español
Publicado: 2015
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Acceso en línea: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/filyling/article/view/16201
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/14546
Sumario: This piece specifically approaches some recent proposals for the study of fantasy literature originated by specialized critics, from both America and Europe. These scholars seek to identify the particular characteristics of this type of literature with the purpose of defining it; with some of them demonstrating the necessity of broadening or modifying the viewpoint established by Todorov in 1970. These objectives have resulted an ongoing arduous task, as specialists have not been able to agree even on whether fantasy literature should be regarded as a genre in itself, or studied from other perspectives.