John Morreall, Northwestern Univ., Evansville, IL, "The
Fantastic, the Funny, and Related Aesthetic
Andras Sandor, Howard University, Birmingham, AL,
"Natura Fecit Saltus: The Fantastic and Myth."
Richard M. Wolters, Doane College, Crete, NE, "The
Freedom, Ecstasy, Death, and the Fantastic
Chair: Roger C. Schlobin, Purdue Univ., Westville,
Anne D. Cordero, George Mason Univ., "Fantasy as a
Device in Apollinaire's Dramatic Aesthetics."
E. C. Hesson, Memorial Univ. of Newfoundland, "Images
of Death in E.T.A. Hoffmann."
Rona Shuster, "Myth, Dream, and the Fantastic in
Danse Macabre: Art, Literature and Music
Chair: Liana Cheney, University of Lowell, Lowell,
Alma Espinosa, University of Lowell, Lowell, MA, "The
Danse Macabre in Music."
Alicia Faxon, Simmons College at the Fenway, Boston,
MA, "Some Perspectives on Transformations of the
Dance of Death in Art."
Patricia Scott, Ohio Univ., Chillicothe, OH, "Vampires,
Death and Marriage: Strindberg's Dance of Death
Roger Wiehe, Univ. of Lowell, Lowell, MA, "The Danse
Macabre: Its Significance in 'Death in Venice' and
the Visconti Film Version."
Saturday, 4-5:30 p. m.
The Fantastic in Comparative Literature
Chair: Michel Bailet, Acadia Univ., Wolfville, Nova
Thomas H. Brown, Brigham Young Univ., "The Fantastic
in French-Canadian Prose Writers of the 19th
Geoff Harris, Univ. of Salford, England, "ETA Hoffmann,
Andre Malraux: A Precarious Suspension of Belief."
Roger Lewis, Acadia Univ., Nova Scotia, "The Figure of
the Decadent Artist in Poe, Baudelaire, and
Thomas Burnett Swann
Gerry Holt, West Palm Beach, FL., "Mythological Allusions
in 'The Dryad Tree'."
Robert A. Collins, "Swann's Letters to Students."
Marxist Cultural Criticism and the Fantastic
Chair: Clay Steinman, Florida Atlantic Univ., Boca
Douglas Kellner, Univ. Texas, "Blade Runner--A
Clay Steinman, Florida Atlantic Univ., "Fantastic Film
and the Society of the Spectacle."
Ecstasy, Speculative Theology, <5c the Fantastic — II
Chair: C.W. Spinks, Bucknell Univ., Lewisburg, PA.
Richard Badessa, Univ. Louisville, "Ecstatic States in
Donald J. DriscoU, Univ. Southern Colorado, "Kant's
Critique of Swedenborg: A Metaphysic of Marvels."
William W. Mountcastle, Jr., Univ. West Florida,
"Sci/Fantasy Literature and Speculative Theology."
The Cosmic Window: Dream Vision as a Link
Between Man and The Cosmos
Chair: Joel N. Feimer, Mercy College, Dobbs
Howard Canaan, Mercy College, "Dream Vision in A
Midsummer Night's Dream and 'My Kinsman, Major
Elizabeth Perry, Univ. Minnesota, "The Lathe of
Heaven: An Allegory of Historical Perception."
Francine Koslow, Pine Manor College, "Marvelous Visions
of Jacob Wrestling with the Angel from Rembrandt
The Fantastic In Victorian Literature
Chair: Eleanor Drake Mitchell, Tennessee Tech.,
Michael Mendelson, Iowa State, "The Comic Spirit in the
Land of Fantasy: Meredith's Shaving of Shagpat."
G.A. Noonan, Wilfrid Laurier Univ., Waterloo, "Huxley's
Island: Fantasy as a Means to Reality."