Fastitocalon 7.1&2: Subcreation - World-Building in the Fantastic
Natalia González de la Lana, David Graziano, Patrick Schmitz (Eds.)
Fastitocalon - Studies in Fantasticism Ancient to Modern. Vol. 7, Iss. 1 & 2: Subcreation - World-Building in the Fantastic
ISBN 978-3-86821-736-0, 144 S., 5 Abb., kt., € 25,00 (2017)
The seventh volume of "Fastitocalon" comprises articles which study the creation of imaginary worlds in works of the fantastic. Some of the contributions focus on the analysis of literary texts from different cultural backgrounds, showing us, among other things, how successful worldbuilding can induce readers to new understandings of the real world. Intertextuality is presented as an important topic as well, as it serves as the base for the correct reading and interpretation of many texts. The authors also research the possibilities of created universes beyond literature, reflecting on the potential limits of transmedial narratives, on the particular characteristics of fanfiction, on the meaning of maps as more than a paratext, or on the role of language in fantasticism.
Contributors are: Anne Besson (No limits? Multiverses, alternate universes and the media franchises), Bettina Soller (Fanfiction as Tertiary Wordlbuilding), Anahit Behrooz (Cartographic Constructions: Literary Geography and Mapping in J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings), Sophie Hintersdorf and Evelyn Koch ("Up is Down and Ugly is Beautiful": Zamonia as Deconstructed Worldbuilding), Robin Anne Reid (The Queer Phenomenology of Ann Leckie's World-Building in the Imperial Radch Series), Christopher Jones (Worldbuilding as Narrative in Scott Westerfeld's Leviathan), Thomas Honegger and Allan Turner (Get your names right: Onomastics, Onomaturgy and Literary World Building), Stephanie Dreier (Intertextuality as a Fantastic Effect: Locating the Supernatural), Dennis Wilson Wise (Unraveling The Hobbit's Strange Publication)