Irene and the Underworld: An Exploration of Modern ...

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Irene and the Underworld: An Exploration of Modern Fantasy

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Mueller, Rebecca
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Aronstein, Dr. Susan
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Laramie, Wyoming

University of Wyoming
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2009-05-15

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Fantasy, defined as fiction that incorporates fanciful or supernatural events, has become an important genre in popular culture during the last twenty years. New authors such as J.K. Rowling (the Harry Potter series) and Stephenie Meyer (Twilight) capture the imagination of America’s youth, while their elders are entertained by both old favorites like Tolkien and newer authors such as Robert Jordan (The Wheel of Time) and Terry Pratchett (the Discworld series). Even Hollywood has caught on, producing the fantasy-laden Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy as well as adapting most of the books named above. Despite its powerful influence, however, fantasy still suffers from a juvenile reputation. In an effort to disprove that notion, I began writing a fantasy novel myself, documenting my influences, both scholarly and popular, as I did so. The result, Irene and the Underworld, offers a uniquely personal glimpse into the intellectual potential of fantasy fiction. During the presentation, I will discuss the prevalence of fantasy in the modern world, how the conventions of the genre may be manipulated to present a social critique, and how fantasy can draw on older, established works to go in a new direction.
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From - Undergraduate Research Day 2009 - Celebration of Research - Abstracts
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Fantasy literature

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Undergrauate Research Day 2009

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