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Sunday, September 5 • 10:00am - 10:30am
The Representation of Human Agency in Roverandom (1925)

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John Clute devised his model of full-fantasy in 1997 and then updated it in 2011. According to him, there are four gradual phases in fantasy: wrongness, thinning, recognition, and return. Roverandom can be identified as a smaller scale portal-quest fantasy, whereby the fantastic appears through entries, negotiations, transitions, and personal dealings. In this quest, the goal for Rover is to regain the original dog size and qualities. Throughout the paper presentation, I would like to explain the transforming adventures of the novel with a fictionalized maturation framework developed by me. The name of the model is "The Representation of Human Agency in Quest Fantasy Literature" (2016). Through drawing on from philosphy, psychology, sociology, and educational theories, it aims to outline the tracks and social integration processes within the adventurous journeys. Inspired by Clute's model, the new model offers to substantiate the stages of self-growth within fantasy fiction novels.

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Gözde Ersoy

Gözde Ersoy is an assistant professor of English Literature at Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University, Turkey. She received her PhD in English Literature from Brunel University, London (UK) in 2016, with a thesis entitled “Trajectories, thresholds, transformations: Coming of age in... Read More →

Sunday September 5, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am BST
1 - Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre & Online (Webinar Strand)