Fear and Fantasy in a Global World – Comparatistas – english version

Fear and Fantasy in a Global World

Organization: Susana Araújo, Marta Pacheco Pinto, Sandra Bettencourt
Publisher: Brill 
Year: 2015

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Table of contents


Susana Araújo, Marta Pacheco Pinto, and Sandra Bettencourt

Part 1: Local Fears, Global Anxieties

Christopher Bollas
The Transmissive Self and Transmissive Objects in the Age of Globalization

James Rushing Daniel
Dreamlandic Fantasy: Consumerism and Control in Bragi Ólafsson’s The Pets

David Vichnar
“Territories of Risk” within “Tropological Space”: From Zero to 2666, and Back

Edith Beltrán
Mexico’s Fearscapes: Where Fantasy Personas Engage in Citizenship

Part 2: The Limits of Knowledge: Fantasy and Identity Formation

Martijn Boven
The Site of Initiative. Towards a Hermeneutic Framework for Analysing the Imagination of Future Threats

Christin Grunert
Conflict with the Perception of Time as Fertile Ground for Collective Insecurity: The Frightening Reality of Scientific Facts and their Transformation in Literary Fiction

Gero Guttzeit
Fearful Fantasy: Figurations of the Oedipus Myth in Scorsese’s Shutter Island (2010)

Marija Sruk
Laugh Away the Fear! The Satisfaction of Comical Fantasy in the Holocaust Film Comedies of the Late 1990s

Alexandra Hills
Viennese Fantasies, Austrian Histories: Space, Fantasy and Fascism in Ingeborg Bachmann’s Malina and Liliana Cavani’s The Night Porter

Part 3: Boundaries and Performance: Language, Memory and Fantasy

Harriet Hulme
A Politics of Form: Fantasy and Storytelling as Modes of Resistance in the Work of Atxaga and Kundera

Ana Filipa Prata
Memory and Fantasy in Antoine Volodine’s Minor Angels

Hande Gurses
The Fantasy of the Archive: An Analysis of Orhan Pamuk’s The Museum of Innocence

João Pedro da Costa
The Digital Meta-Dissemination of Fear in Music Videos. A Transdisciplinary Textual Analysis of Two Case Studies: Esben and the Witch’s Marching Song and M.I.A.’s Born Free

Part 4: Uncanny Representations of the Self and the Other

Ortwin de Graef
Shaft which Ran: Chinese Whispers with Auerbach, Buck, Woolf and De Quincey

Brecht de Groote
The Phantom in the Mirror: Duplication, Spectrality, and the Romantic Fear of Fantasy in Wordsworth, Coleridge and De Quincey

Margarita García Candeira
Habitability and Spectres in the House of Language: Approaching (Post)Modernity in Las flores del frío, by Luis García Montero

Daniela Di Pasquale
War on Fear: Reinterpreting Dante’s View of the “Infidel”

Notes on Contributors


This work is financed by national funds through the FCT - Foundation for Science and Technology, I.P., within the scope of the project UIDB/00509/2020 and UIDP/00509/2020.