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Scottish Women's Gothic and Fantastic WritingFiction since 1978$
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Monica Germana

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780748637645

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637645.001.0001

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Quests and Other Worlds

Quests and Other Worlds

(p.21) Chapter 2 Quests and Other Worlds
Scottish Women's Gothic and Fantastic Writing

Monica Germanà

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter analyses the issues of quests and other worlds in the contemporary fantastic writings of Scottish women, explaining that magical journeys to other worlds embody the metaphor of border crossing and the overcoming of familiar thresholds to explore the ‘other’. It describes the deconstructive function the journey and the other world perform in relation to stable notions of identity and ontology. The chapter examines the complex trajectories traced by the most eminently fantastic texts of Margaret Elphinstone's The Incomer and Alison Fell's The Mistress of Lilliput.

Keywords:   quests, other worlds, fantastic writings, Scottish women, magical journeys, identity, ontology, Margaret Elphinstone, Incomer, Alison Fell

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