Spectrum of the Fantastic

Spectrum of the Fantastic

88-5424 NX 650 F36 159 1985 : NX 650 F36 159 1985 International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts ( 6th 1985. : Beaumont , Tex . ) Spectrum of the fantastic : selected essays from the Sixth International Conference on ...

Author: International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts 1985 Beaumont

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: UOM:49015000225400

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

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The twenty-four essays in this collection represent the best contributions to the Sixth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts. All the essays are comparative or interdisciplinary in nature. Their foci range from the psychological aspects of art and literature, to the political implications of fiction and drama, the philosophic and linguistic dimensions of poetry, and the use of landscape in science fiction and fantasy illustration. The contributors also explore the connections between the fantastic and subjects such as religion, myth, the grotesque, the occult, Gothicism, feminism, and even perceptions of reality.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Electromagnetic Spectrum of Neutron Stars

The Electromagnetic Spectrum of Neutron Stars

At such temperatures, a gas in thermal equilibrium would radiate at a fantastic rate, even if it were optically thin, because the interaction between electrons and photons becomes very strong already near the electron rest mass 236 ...

Author: Altan Baykal

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402038617

Category: Science

Page: 386

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Neutron stars hold a central place in astrophysics, not only because they are made up of the most extreme states of the condensed matter, but also because they are, along with white dwarfs and black holes, one of the stable configurations that stars reach at the end of stellar evolution. Neutron stars posses the highest rotation rates and strongest magnetic fields among all stars. They radiate prolifically, in high energy electromagnetic radiation and in the radio band. This book is devoted to the selected lectures presented in the 6th NATO-ASI series entitled "The Electromagnetic Spectrum of Neutron Stars" in Marmaris, Turkey, on 7-18 June 2004. This ASI is devoted to the spectral properties of neutron stars. Spectral observations of neutron stars help us to understand the magnetospheric emission processes of isolated radio pulsars and the emission processes of accreting neutron stars. This volume includes spectral information from the neutron stars in broadest sense, namely neutrino and gravitational radiation along with the electromagnetic spectrum. We believe that this volume can serve as graduate level of text including the broad range of properties of neutron stars.
Categories: Science

The A to Z of Fantasy Literature

The A to Z of Fantasy Literature

The Scope of the Fantastic. ... The Spectrum of the Fantastic: Selected Essays from the Sixth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts. Westport ... Fantastic Odysseys: Selected Essays from the Twenty-second BIBLIOGRAPHY • 455.

Author: Brian Stableford

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810863456

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 568

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Once upon a time all literature was fantasy, set in a mythical past when magic existed, animals talked, and the gods took an active hand in earthly affairs. As the mythical past was displaced in Western estimation by the historical past and novelists became increasingly preoccupied with the present, fantasy was temporarily marginalized until the late 20th century, when it enjoyed a spectacular resurgence in every stratum of the literary marketplace. Stableford provides an invaluable guide to this sequence of events and to the current state of the field. The chronology tracks the evolution of fantasy from the origins of literature to the 21st century. The introduction explains the nature of the impulses creating and shaping fantasy literature, the problems of its definition and the reasons for its changing historical fortunes. The dictionary includes cross-referenced entries on more than 700 authors, ranging across the entire historical spectrum, while more than 200 other entries describe the fantasy subgenres, key images in fantasy literature, technical terms used in fantasy criticism, and the intimately convoluted relationship between literary fantasies, scholarly fantasies, and lifestyle fantasies. The book concludes with an extensive bibliography that ranges from general textbooks and specialized accounts of the history and scholarship of fantasy literature, through bibliographies and accounts of the fantasy literature of different nations, to individual author studies and useful websites.
Categories: Literary Criticism

In the Image of God

In the Image of God

... editor “ A Better Country ” : The Worlds of Religious Fantasy and Science Fiction Martha C. Sammons Spectrum of the Fantastic : Selected Essays from the Sixth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts Donald Palumbo ...

Author: Michael R. Collings

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 031326404X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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This absorbing study is the first full-length treatment of Orson Scott Card, the only writer to thus far receive the prestigious Hugo and Nebula awards two years in a row. Collings examines the unique vision and literary achievements of this writer, a consummate storyteller who uses the medium of science fiction and fantasy to give shape to his deepest religious beliefs and moral convictions. His major novels, including Seventh Son, Songmaster, and Wyrms, are discussed, together with many of his short stories and his critical articles, poetry, and plays.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Disgust and Desire

Disgust and Desire

Roger Caillois frames the fantastic as a cognitive 'scandal,' 'a break in the acknowledged order, an irruption of the ... confronting an apparently supernatural event.8 Todorov designs a spectrum of genres in which the fantastic ...

Author: Kristen Wright

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004360150

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

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Looking across genres, subjects, and periods, this book examines what our conflicted reaction of both desire and disgust tells us about monsters and their role in human culture
Categories: Social Science

The ZX Spectrum on Your PC

The ZX Spectrum on Your PC

During the noughties, Spectrum emulators went from basic to cram-packed with features in a very short space of time. 2002 to mid 2003 in particular was a fantastic period of both competition and collaboration between a number of the top ...

Author: Colin Woodcock

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781471676215

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A Stanislaw Lem Reader

A Stanislaw Lem Reader

In Spectrum of the Fantastic, ed. Donald Palumbo. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1988. Oates, Joyce Carol. "Post-Borgesian." New York Times Book Review (February 11, 1979): 7, 40. Occiogrosso, Frank. "Threats of Rationalism: John Fowles, ...

Author: Stanisław Lem

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810114951

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 129

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In The Lem Reader, Peter Swirski has assembled an in-depth and insightful collection of writings by and about, and interviews with, one of the most fascinating writers of the twentieth century.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Computer Sound Design

Computer Sound Design

In order to manipulate the spectrum of the sound one must generate its analysis file first. ... for making transitions between sounds, NI-Spektral Delay is a fantastic spectral processor that can be controlled in real-time via MIDI.

Author: Eduardo Miranda

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136119651

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 263

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This comprehensive introduction to software synthesis techniques and programming is intended for students, researchers, musicians, sound artists and enthusiasts in the field of music technology. The art of sound synthesis is as important for the electronic musician as the art of orchestration is important for symphonic music composers. Those who wish to create their own virtual orchestra of electronic instruments and produce original sounds will find this book invaluable. It examines a variety of synthesis techniques and illustrates how to turn a personal computer into a powerful and flexible sound synthesiser. The book also discusses a number of ongoing developments that may play an important role in the future of electronic music making. Previously published as Computer Sound Synthesis for the Electronic Musician, this second edition features a foreword by Jean-Claude Risset and provides new information on: · the latest directions in digital sound representation · advances in physical modelling techniques · granular and pulsar synthesis · PSOLA technique · humanoid voice synthesis · artificial intelligence · evolutionary computing The accompanying CD-ROM contains examples, complementary tutorials and a number of synthesis systems for PC and Macintosh platforms, ranging from low level synthesis programming languages to graphic front-ends for instrument and sound design. These include fully working packages, demonstration versions of commercial software and experimental programs from top research centres in Europe, North and South America.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

Computer Sound Design

Computer Sound Design

In order to manipulate the spectrum of the sound one must generate its analysis file first. ... for making transitions between sounds, NI-Spektral Delay is a fantastic spectral processor that can be controlled in real-time via MIDI.

Author: Eduardo Reck Miranda

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780240516936

Category: Computers

Page: 263

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New to this second edition are the following: evolutionary computing and its relevance to sound design, PSOLA techniques, granular and pulsar synthesis, artificial intelligence, humanoid singing and the use of supercomputers in sound synthesis.
Categories: Computers

Time Consciousness and Writing

Time  Consciousness and Writing

In Spectrum of the Fantastic, edited by Donald Palumbo. Contribs. To Study of Science Fict. & Fantasy: 31, 29–37. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1988. Malekin, Peter. “The Fractured Whole: The Fictional World of Harlan Ellison.

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Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004382732

Category: Drama

Page: 352

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Time, Consciousness and Writing collects some of Peter Malekin’s essential writings on consciousness, theatre and literature, and eleven critical reflections on this body of work and its implications for the humanities.
Categories: Drama