Fantasies of Decadence
Chair: Joan Digby, C.W. Post College, L.I.U., NY.
Tom Henighan, Carleton Univ., Ottawa, "The Cyclopean
City: Historical Transformations of a Fantasy
Anne K. Kaler, Gwynedd Mercy College, Pennsylvania,
"Children and Rockets: A Study of Thomas
Pynchon's Use of Sexuality as a Link Between
Children and Rockets in his Novel Gravity's
Ludmila Kapschutschenko, 811 White Pine Circle,
Lawrenceville, NJ., "Felisberto Hernandez:
Creation, Recreation and Dissolution."
Ralph Yarrow, School of Modern Languages and
European History, Univ. of East Anglia, "Beckett's
MoUoy: How to Find What You're Not Looking For."
Fantastic Cinema II
Chair: Vincent Miranda, West Palm Beach, FL.
Robert Hammond, "Mirrors, Messages, and Alice in
Robert Bishoff, Marc Goldstein, North Adams State
College, Massachusetts, "Infinities of Time, Eternities of Space: Kurt Vonnegut and the Problems of the
Science Fiction Film."
W.A. Senior, Broward Community College, Ft. Lauderdale,
FL., "Science Fiction Films and Special Effects: s-f
Latin American Fantastic II
Chair: Nancy M. Kason, Univ. Georgia, Athens.
Cynthia K. Duncan, Univ. of Tennessee, Knoxville, "The
Living Past: The Mexican's History Returns to Haunt
Him in Two Short Stories By Carlos Fuentes."
Ardis L. Nelson, Florida State Univ., Tallahassee, FL.,
"Creative Magic in 'El Fornicador'."
Fantasy & The Germanic, Russian,
and Yiddish Traditions
Chair: Roger C. Schlobin, Purdue Univ., N. Central
Campus, Westville, IN.
Bernd Fischer, Ohio State, "History and Higher Truth—On
the Function of the Fantastic in the Novellas of
Achim Von Arnim."
Martin Schwarz, East Carolina Univ., Greenville, "The
Occult as Indicator of the Times: The Exorcist and
Dennis Patrick Slattery, Southern Methodist, Dallas, TX,
"Narcissus Inverted: Fantastic-Realism as a Way of
Knowing in Dostoevsky's The Idiot."
Katherine Quimby Johnson, Univ. of Vermont, "The
Danse Macabre: Aestheticism and Engagement in
Thursday, 2-3:30 p. m.
The Inklings, or The Oxford Circle:
The Fantastic in the Works of Tolkien, C.S. Lewis,
and Charles Williams
Chair: Forrest M. Byrd, Univ. Souhwestern Louisiana, Lafayette.
Bernadette Bosky, Duke University, Durham, NC, "Grace
and Goetia: Magic as Forced Compensation in
Charles Williams' All Hallows' Eve."
Ronald E. Salomone, Ohio Univ., Chillicothe, "'C.W.':
The Unknown Inkling."
Jeanette Hume Lutton, Morehouse College, Atlanta, GA.,
"A Voyage to Malacandra or The Way We Live
Stephen Gottlieb, Quinnipiac College, Hamden, CT,
"Structure and Significance in Charles Williams'
The Once and Future Eden: The Locus Amoenus
Chair: Joel N. Feimer, Mercy College, Dobbs
Patricia Frazer Lamb, Westminster College, PA, "The
Paradox of Haggard's African Romances: Mundane
Heroes in a Realistic Fantasy Landscape."
James D. Luciana, Mercy College, Dobbs Ferry, NY,
"Other Realities: The Idealized Landscape in
Multiple Image Photography."
Eva Seidner, Victoria College, Univ. of Toronto, "In
Search of Original Splendor: Peter Straub's Ghost
Story: A Demonic Fantasy in the American Gothic
Orders and Disorders: Diabolism, Madness
<5c Suicide in the Literary Fantastic
Chair: Grant Crichfield, Univ. of Vermont,
Ferdinando D. Maurino, Brigham Young Univ., "Boito:
The Fantastic as Diabolical."
Virginia Harger-Grinling and A.R. Chadwick, Memorial
Univ. of Newfoundland, "The Play Within the Play: A
Study of Madness in Neige Noire by Hubert Aquin."
Clara Juncker, McGill Univ., "The Ultimate Fantasy:
Astrid Lindgren's The Brothers Lionheart."