Dawson and her colleagues focused on fantasies
because such sexual daydreams aren't dependent on the availability of sex partners or other outside forces.
often get their power from their extreme content.
Beheadings or threats of beheadings have been in the news almost constantly, thanks to murderers acting in the name of Islamist political fantasies
. Headless bodies are found floating in the Tigris; bodiless heads are discovered in Saudi refrigerators.
(1) The elements of a high fantasy scenario discussed here are derived from original research towards my PhD thesis, which has the working title Exploring wihtout Explaining: Genre Development in Three Twentieth-Century High Fantasies
(work in progress).
When Hollywood makes a movie about the sexual fantasies
of teenage boys, you can count on at least one of two kinds of temptresses rearing her horny head.
is a study of a select number of early modern texts that align fantasy with femininity or effeminacy.
creation of erotic fantasies
, as does the sexual identity/gender
, derived from the immortal Cervantes novel, lead us away from severe reality to the squares and taverns of Spain, hot with passion.
The way that Lynn Hunt's work differs from a work of social history is in her articulation of fantasies
and belief in systems in the absence of analysis linking them closely to material conditions or to social trends.
of the former "resist any orthodox reading" and depend on the receptivity of readers for their meanings (88), while those of the latter generally emphasize moral clarity, resolving the uncertainties of myth with Christian principle.
are great ways to heighten sexual tension and can follow all kinds of subject matter.
THERE'S no reason to have a guilty conscience about your fantasies
or doubt your sexuality.
In other words, his protagonists seek to compensate for their socially conditioned feelings of impotence through fantasies
of omnipotence, which are fed and formed by the "logic" of American racism, as well as the nationalistic and fascistic ideologies that flourished internationally in the 1930s.
But the point-scoring of Surrealism can be limiting, and Pelevin is at his weakest when he rubs his fantasies
for didactic silhouettes, rather than letting shadows of implication gather at the margins.
This includes fantasies
of maternal malevolence and the corrupting effect of the maternal body.