2018 August

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CfP: 40th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (ICFA)

Posted by Timothy Jones on August 28, 2018 in Uncategorized tagged with ,

March 13-17, 2019 at the Marriott Orlando Airport Hotel. The deadline for submitting proposals is October 31, 2018. Please join us for ICFA 40, March 13-17, 2019, when our theme will be “Politics and Conflict.” We welcome papers on the work of: Guest Scholar Mark Bould (Reader, University of the West of England; winner of the SFRA Pilgrim Award; author of several books on sf including Science Fiction: The Routledge Film Guidebook) and Guest Author G. Willow Wilson (winner of a PEN Center award; writer of the Hugo-Award-winning series Ms. Marvel, author of Alif the Unseen). Specul

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Lacan and Dracula

Posted by Timothy Jones on August 23, 2018 in Uncategorized tagged with , ,

By Josephine Sharoni   Already in 1958 the literary critic,  Maurice Richardson commented that the set up in Bram Stoker’s Dracula reminded him of the primal horde,’pictured somewhat fantastically’  by Freud in Totem and Taboo, ‘with the brothers banding together against the father who has tried to keep all the females to himself’.  It then turns out that several other literary works from this same period also look rather like Totem and Taboo. The Lost World (1912) by Arthur Conan Doyle, H. G. Wells’ The Invisible Man (1897) and She by Henry Rider Haggard (1887) to ta