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Title: Religions in Fictional Worlds: Infernal Religious Mythology in Fantasy Series
Authors: Ivanova, E.
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Knowledge E
Citation: Ivanova E. Religions in Fictional Worlds: Infernal Religious Mythology in Fantasy Series / E. Ivanova // Convention 2017 “Modernization and Multiple Modernities” (ISPS Convention 2017) (Ekaterinburg, Russia, 28–29 April, 2017). – Dubai : Knowledge E, 2018. – KnE Social Sciences, 3 (7). – pp. 357-364. – DOI 10.18502/kss.v3i7.2487
Abstract: This article discusses the reasons behind the popularity of infernal heroes in the context of “religions in fictional worlds”. Are there any common guidelines for creating fantasy narratives? This refers to the “monads”, that are infernal cultural heroes, and the origins of their popularity in teenage series. Modern infernal heroes are generally not negative, foul or repulsive. On the contrary, as the result of inversion, as one of the methods of religious mythology, they became attractive role models for many admirers and movie fans, as well as readers of novels, on which these movies are based. Can we call religious fantasy modern fairytales for adults? Do infernal heroes start young people thinking about the bottom line of their life? Why are these characters so appealing to women – perhaps, they are the new gender myths? The author of this article tackles these and many other important issues through hermeneutic analysis of S. Meyer's “Twilight” and “The Vampire Diaries” by L. J. Smith.
Keywords: MYTH
RELIGION
RELIGIONS OF FICTIONAL WORLDS
RELIGIOUS MYTHOLOGY
FAIRY TALE
FAITH
YOUTH SUBCULTURE
CULTURAL HERO
MYTHOLOGICAL MEANING-MAKING
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10995/82934
Access: Creative Commons Attribution License
License text: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Conference name: Convention 2017 “Modernization and Multiple Modernities” (ISPS Convention 2017)
Conference date: 28.04.2017-29.04.2017
WOS ID: WOS:000450628500026
ISSN: 2518-668X
DOI: 10.18502/kss.v3i7.2487
metadata.dc.description.sponsorship: This work was supported by Grant RGNF project a1 «Gender and Religious Aspects of the Identity of Russian Women in the Spiritual and Commercial Movement» No. 17-33-00023.
RSCF project card: 17-33-00023
Origin: Convention 2017 “Modernization and Multiple Modernities” (ISPS Convention 2017). — Ekaterinburg, 2018
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