By Robert Scholes

These 13 unique essays have been written in particular for the 3rd J. Lloyd Eaton convention on technological know-how Fiction and delusion Literature, held February 21–22, 1981, on the college of California, Riverside.


Leslie Fiedler units the tone of this quantity by way of solving a simple set of coordinates—that of “elitist” and “popular” standards.


Those replying to his cost are: Eric S. Rabkin, Professor of English on the Univer­sity of Michigan and writer of The Fantastic in Literature, “The Descent of Fantasy”; Gerald Prince, Professor of French on the collage of Pennsylvania, “How New is New?”; Mark Rose, Professor of English on the college of California at Santa Barbara, writer of Alien Encounters, “Jules Verne: trip to the Cen­ter of technological know-how Fiction”; Joseph Lenz, who teaches English Literature on the collage of Michigan, “Manifest future: technological know-how Fic­tion Epic and Classical Forms”; Michelle Massé, of the English division on the George Mason collage, “‘All you might want to do is recognize what you want’: person Ex­pectations in Triton”; Gary okay. Wolfe, who teaches English at Roosevelt college, au­thor of The recognized and the Unknown, “Autoplastic and Alloplastic diversifications in technology Fiction: ‘Waldo’ and ‘Desertion’”; Robert Hunt, an editor with Glencoe Press, “Sci­ence Fiction for the Age of Inflation: analyzing Atlas Shrugged in the 1980s”; George R. Guffey, Professor of English at UCLA, “Fahr­enheit 451 and the ‘Cubby-Hole Editors’ of Ballantine Books”; H. Bruce Franklin, Pro­fessor of English and American Literature at Rutgers collage at Newark, “America as technology Fiction: 1939”; Sandra M. Gilbert, Professor of English on the college of Cal­ifornia at Davis, and coauthor with Susan Gubar of Madwoman within the Attic, “Rider Hag­gard’s center of Darkness”; the aforemen­tioned Susan Gubar, Professor of English at Indiana college, “She in Her/and: Femi­nism as Fantasy”; and George R. Slusser, Cu­rator of the Eaton assortment, “Death and the replicate: Existential Fantasy.”

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