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Fear and Fantasy in a Global World (Paperback)

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Scholars of literature in a variety of languages stir the debate on the processes and meanings of fear and fantasy and the relations between them in the globalized world. They cover local fears and global anxieties; the limits of knowledge: fantasy and identity formation; boundaries and performance: language, memory, and fantasy; and uncanny representations of the self and the other. Among the topics are the transmissive self and transmissive objects in the age of globalization, towards a hermeneutic framework for analyzing the imagination of future threats, the satisfaction of comical fantasy in the Holocaust film comedies of the late 1990s, the fantasy of the archive: an analysis of Orhan Pamuk's The Museum of Innocence, a transdisciplinary textual analysis of the digital meta-dissemination of fear in the music videos Marching Song by Esben and the Witch and Born Free by M.I.A., and war on fear: reinterpreting Dante's view of the "infidel." Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
Number of Pages: 408
Genre: Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: General
Series Title: Textxet: Studies in Comparative Literature
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
Language: English
Street Date: August 27, 2015
TCIN: 50378038
UPC: 9789004306035
Item Number (DPCI): 248-06-2972
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