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Fantasy Literature: Film and Audio

This guide is meant as brief pointer to the best in Fantasy Literature for scholarly research purposes.



Shadowlands is a film about the relationship between C. S. Lewis and his wife, Joy, touching on his life and works. Lewis is a well-known and widely-read author, who wrote The Chronicles of Narnia, a classic fantasy series, among other books. The film is a good look into the personal life of a beloved fantasy and children's author.

Citation: Attenborough, R. (Director). Shadowlands. (1993). HBO Home Video. 

Available At: Greenville County Library System, Hughes Main Library. LLCN: VBG 0730-0731. 



Rings, Swords and Monsters: Exploring Fantasy Literature

This is an actual course on fantasy literature spanning seven and a half hours (broken up into different lectures, of course). Michael Drout, Department Chair and Professor of English at Wheaton College in Norton, MA, explores what fantasy literature is as a genre, how tales of faerieland and magic, the King Arthur stories and tales of good versus evil have influenced modern fantasy literature. He talks about works that define fantasy literature today. This is an extremely useful (and entertaining) resource. 

Citation: Drout, Michael D. C. (November 24, 2008). Rings, Swords and Monsters: Exploring Fantasy Literature [Recorded by Michael D. C. Drout]. Modern Scholar [Nonmusical Sound Recording]. Recorded Books. 

Available At: Greenville County Library System, Hughes Main Library. Dewey: 809.387; LCCN: RZA 9840.

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