SATURDAY, 4 - 5:^0 P.M.
the artist the desire to produce; noting the profound differences between simply perceiving the
world, and perceiving something meaningful in an
experience that brings our perceptual and intuitive abilities together with selective memory.
This synthesis of perception, intuition, and memory can allow us to focus our attention on a particular object or image, expand our awareness of it,
and more fully comprehend our heightened sense of
its essential form.
Andre Cote, Barry College; Ellyn Cote, Miami Dade
Community College. "Pre-Raphaelite Artists:
Visions and Fantasies."
The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was covert, revolutionary, naughty, bizarre. The members strove
for uniqueness through their wild life-style,
their medieval or "antique" subjects, and their
aesthetic theories. They were superb colorists
(as evidenced in approximately 40 slides). Their
art and fantasies were fueled by visions of women:
innocent, courtly, ideal, alluring, enchanting,
enchanted. Pre-Raphaelite art deals invariably
with women; whether the setting is a medieval
environment, a triumphant heaven, or an enchanted
space — the women share an element of trance;
whether fallen or beatified — the women project
aspects of ecstasy that sway uncomfortably between
physical and spiritual consummation.
FANTASTIC ELQ4ENTS IN ITALIAN FILM
Chair: Emanuel L. Paparella, University of Puerto
Maria Cristina Rodriguez, Interamerican University, San
Juan. "Lina Wertmuller: The Use of Fantasy in 'The
Seduction of Mimi' and 'Seven Beauties'."
Most of Wertmuller's films have been studied in a
political context as they deal with ideology and
men/worn en relationships. The use of non-reality,
the blow-up image and the dream sequence, allow
Wertmuller to deal with these themes in an indirect and more artistic way.
Bernard Lockwood, University of Puerto Rico. "The
Realistic Film may also be Fantastic."
Some thirty years ago, Cesare Zavattini issued a
stirring neo-realistic manifesto calling for more
realism, not less, and even asking for abolishment
of story and dialogue. Zavattini claimed that by
mining all the elements that inhere in a given
"real" situation, it would be possible to create a
film that in its banal "dailiness" would become
"worthy of attention . . . even become 'spectacular'." In this brief paper I should like to
remind the audience that the realistic film, of
whatever variety, may be just as spectacular, just
as astonishing, as the fantastic film.
Donna Mancusi-Ungaro, Rutgers State University. "Trip
the Light Fantastic: Fellini's Shaporaz."
Fellini's City of Women is the most baroque and
strangely optimistic statement in the evolution of
his recurring theme of the discontented male self.
Snaporaz is in search of his identity in terms of
his desire for the traditional ideal woman and his
fear of the new ideal woman. Yet who is Shaporaz?
The ideal man? Is he not the same vitellone
cartoon figure obsessed with the elusiveness of
this ideal that we saw in Alberto; or Marcello who
creates the artificial reality of the sweet life;
or conceited yet pathetic Guido who in fact called
himself by the very same nickname — Snaporaz?
Patrick Brancaccio, Colby College. "Pasolini's Hawks
and Sparrows and the End of Ideology."
An exploration of Pasolini's use of the form of a
picaresque allegorical fantasy to depict the
political and spiritual malaise of the late
fifties and early sixties in Italy.
THE ALIEN WITHIN
Judith Johnson-Sherwin, State University of New York at
Albany. A Special Presentation.
Professor Johnson-Sherwin, President Emeritus of the
Poetry Society of America and a winner of the Yale
Series of Younger Poets Prize will speak on THE ALIEN
WITHIN — Monsters, Vampires, Werewolves, Ghosts, Gore,
Lust, Rage, Murder, Madness, Possession, out-of-the-
body travel. The presentation covers material ranging
from the "Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner," the Ballet
"Giselle," and the Borneo fantasy-epic "Song of Tukad
Rini," to such recent fantasy novels as Interview with
the Vampire and The Vampire Tapestry.
SUNDAY, MARCH 27
9-10:30 A. H.
RESEARCHING THE FANTASTIC
Sunday, March 27, 1983
9: a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
Chair: Marshall B. Tymn, Eastern Michigan University.
Marshall B. Tymn, Eastern Michigan University.
"Biblilographic Control in Fantastic Literature:
Current Resources and Future Needs."
Brian W. Aldiss, Oxford, England.
History: Starting Points."
Roger C. Schlobin, Purdue University, North Central
Campus. "Microcomputer Software and the Scholar."
Thomas P. Dunn, Miami University, Hamilton Campus.
"The Scholar as Editor: Organizing Principles."
James Gunn, University of Kansas. "Criticism in
Context: Sources for Illustrations and Author