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by Justyna Deszcz-Tryhubczak,Marek Oziewicz

Towards or Back to Human Values? Spiritual and Moral Dimensions of Contemporary Fantasy download ebook
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Justyna Deszcz-Tryhubczak,Marek Oziewicz
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Cambridge Scholars Publishing; Unabridged edition edition (March 1, 2006)
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Justyna deszcz-tryhubczak and marek oziewicz. Towards or Back to Human Values? Spiritual and Moral Dimension of Contemporary Fantasy is a theme formulated so as to reveal a bias and provoke a discussion. The bias is clear in our driving assumption that fantasy literature explores, among others, what it means to be a human being and what constitutes the essence of our humanity.

In Towards or Back to Human Values? ed. Justyna Desczcz-Tyhubczak, and Marek Oziewicz, 30–47. Jackson: University Press of Mississippi. CrossRefGoogle Scholar. Deszcz-Tryhubczak, Justyna. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Press. The Great Cat Massacre and Other Episodes in French Cultural History. New York: Basic Books. Minister,’ Said the Girl, ‘We Need to Talk’: China Miéville’s Un Lun Dun as Radical Fantasy for Children and Young Adults. In Critical Insights on Contemporary Speculative Fiction, ed. Booker M. Keith, 137–151.

Justyna Deszcz-Tryhubczak and Therapeutic Aspects of Fantasy in Literature and Film (Atut, 2007) and Towards or Back to Human Value? The Spiritual and Moral Dimension of Contemporary Fantasy.

Justyna Deszcz-Tryhubczak. Dr Justyna Deszcz-Tryhubczak is an associate professor in the Institute of English Studies, Wroclaw University, Poland. and Therapeutic Aspects of Fantasy in Literature and Film (Atut, 2007) and Towards or Back to Human Value? The Spiritual and Moral Dimension of Contemporary Fantasy (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2006). She is the author of Yes to Solidarity, No to Oppression (University of Wroclaw Press, 2016).

Its uniqueness lies in its being subversive of the reductionist scientific worldview, which denies the reality and importance of anything beyond the scope of its empirical verification.

Towards Or Back to Human Values? Spiritual and Moral Dimensions of Contemporary Fantasy. The first part, Reading Fantasy, Figuring Human Nature, looks at Pullman’s art of making stories and creating fantasy worlds and at readers’ responses to his creations. Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars P, 2006. Claudia FitzHerbert talks to Philip Pullman. Part 2, Intertextuality and Revamping Traditions, examines the rich intertextuality of Pullman’s narratives and his use and revamping of literary traditions, including fantasy.

Towards or Back to Human Values is a pioneering and the first of its kind collection of nineteen essays that explore the ways in which literature offers moral and spiritual guidance by appealing to imaginary and imaginative constructs. Authored by some of the key European, Australian, and US scholars, essays are divided into four sections

sions of Contemporary Fantasy, Newcastle upon Tyne, Cambridge Scholar DOSSIER : Special Fantasy Issue, in Press, 2006, xx, 255 pages.

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Towards or Back to Human Values? Spiritual and Moral Dimension of Contemporary Fantasy is a collection driven by two strong convictions. The first one is that issues related to spirituality, ethics, and the moral philosophy - thrown overboard as an embarrassing legacy of liberal humanism - need to be brought back to the center of discussion about literature. The second is that among literary conventions available to contemporary writers, fantasy is especially suitable to bring up the theme of values. Its uniqueness lies in its being subversive of the reductionist scientific worldview, which denies the reality and importance of anything beyond the scope of its empirical verification. In this sense, fantasy literature is a festering provocation, a phenomenon which - a cliche attested to by its marginalization by the academia - should not be, but persists. Against the dominant skepticism and cynicism of the age, fantasy points to hope and trust. Against moral relativism and abandonment, it makes us rethink the way we deconstruct ourselves as moral agents and responsible human beings. Against our abuse of the natural world and our resulting sense of isolation and frustration, it asserts that we are part of a larger web of life and that our future depends on how soon we will become aware of this fact. At its best, fantasy does much more; it troubles our oldest certainties and rekindles the hope we have almost given up, the hope of finding the meaning and reaching human fulfillment. Beginning with five theoretical essays on fantasy as a consideration of spirituality and human values, the collection moves to five studies of specific fantasies as commenting on the role of imagination in human life. These are followed by four essays on fantasy as asserting the interconnectedness of all life, stressing the need for cooperation and the cultivation of environmental awareness. Finally, our discussion concludes with five studies of fantasy seen as exploration of the human condition with its eternal dilemmas of life versus death, of chaos versus order, of rationality versus intuition, of fate versus free will, and of the real versus the imaginary.