Thomas Honegger, Fanfan Chen (eds.)

Immortals and the Undead (Vol. 1.2)

The first volume of Fastitocalon (consisting of two issues) is dedicated to the exploration of the literary, poetical, cultural and historical aspects of the immortals and the undead. Albeit the two categories have, at first sight, only very little to do with each other, they can be interpreted as representing two approaches towards the larger question of death, mortality, and longevity, and the contributions to this volume explore some of these issues in greater depth. 

Contributors are: Dirk Vanderbeke (The Vampire Strikes Back: On the History of a Nightwalker), Eugenio Olivares Merino (The (Medi)Evil Dead: Revenants and Vampires in Twelfth Century English Literature), Siobhán Ní Chonaill ('What is political liberty compared with unbounded riches and immortal vigour?': The Politics of Immortality in William Godwin's St Leon), Françoise Dupeyron-Lafay (Victorian Gothic Fiction as a Ghost: Immortality and the Undead in Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu's Uncle Silas), Amy Amendt-Raduege (Better Off Dead: The Lesson of the Ringwraiths), and Douglas Anderson (Notes on forgotten authors of fantastic literature).

ISBN 978-3-86821-274-7, 120 S., kt., € 15,00 (2010)

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