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"Until the crows came to collection their souls": re-vissioning the fantacy hero in selected fiction by Steven Erikson

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dc.contributor.advisor Byrne, Deidre
dc.contributor.author Kuck, Joha-Mari
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-15T11:16:12Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-15T11:16:12Z
dc.date.issued 2011-11
dc.identifier.citation Kuck, Joha-Mari (2011) "Until the crows came to collection their souls": re-vissioning the fantacy hero in selected fiction by Steven Erikson, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <http://hdl.handle.net/10500/6080> en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/6080
dc.description.abstract In the course of this dissertation, I will interrogate traditional representations of the heroic figure within the fantasy genre. I will argue that the tropes established by some of the most renowned fantasy texts are undergoing a process of evolution and that Steven Erikson (who is the special focus of my discussion) seeks to revision the heroic mould through his construction of Coltaine of the Crow Clan in Deadhouse Gates (2001). Deadhouse Gates centres on Coltaine, who is tasked with escorting tens of thousands of refugees across four hundred leagues of hostile territory. This re-evaluation of fantasy modes has significant ramifications for the future development of the genre as a whole. In order to explore how Erikson interrogates heroic representation, I briefly establish some of the distinctive characteristics of fantasy. I then explore how some major fantasy texts represent heroism, before investigating Erikson’s particular response to these traditions. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (148 leaves)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Fantasy genre en
dc.subject Heroic characteristics en
dc.subject Steven Erikson en
dc.subject Heroic figure re-evaluation en
dc.subject.ddc 813.6
dc.subject.lcsh Magic--Fiction
dc.subject.lcsh Imaginary places--Fiction
dc.subject.lcsh Betrayal--Fiction
dc.title "Until the crows came to collection their souls": re-vissioning the fantacy hero in selected fiction by Steven Erikson en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department English Studies en
dc.description.degree M. A. (English)


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