Melted Reality. New proposals from the fantastic aesthetics

Melted Reality, New Proposals from the Fantastic Aesthetics is the result of a series of international investigations, dedicated to reviewing the different artistic expressions that accompany us in this new «melted reality»: a term that pays homage to the concept of «liquid modernity» of the sociologist Zygmunt Bauman (2000), and that we use in this publication to refer to the -also exhaustive- provisional nature that affects the fantastic genre. From these ups and downs of the creative and the media, we give way to the analysis of a fantastic imaginary that will address, on the one hand, the «melted» hybrids of fantastic creatures in today’s audiovisual culture (zombies, monsters, etc.); and, on the other, their corresponding reflection in archetypal figures such as mad doctors, magicians, superheroes, etc.

Melted Reality, New Proposals from the Fantastic Aesthetics is the result of a series of international investigations, dedicated to reviewing the different artistic expressions that accompany us in this new «melted reality»: a term that pays homage to the concept of «liquid modernity» of the sociologist Zygmunt Bauman (2000), and that we use in this publication to refer to the -also exhaustive- provisional nature that affects the fantastic genre. From these ups and downs of the creative and the media, we give way to the analysis of a fantastic imaginary that will address, on the one hand, the «melted» hybrids of fantastic creatures in today’s audiovisual culture (zombies, monsters, etc.); and, on the other, their corresponding reflection in archetypal figures such as mad doctors, magicians, superheroes, etc.

The book, published in English and in electronic format (2020), was presented within the context of the III International Congress on Fantasy, Audiovisual and New Technologies held in Elche (Alicante). And among its authors, we find specialists from national and international institutions such as l’ Institut d’Asie Orientale de Lyon, (France), the Universitat Oberta de Barcelona (UOC), the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium), the University of New Granada (Colombia), the University Rey Juan Carlos (Madrid), the University of Seville or the University of Murcia, among others.

The book, published in English and in electronic format (2020), was presented within the context of the III International Congress on Fantasy, Audiovisual and New Technologies held in Elche (Alicante). And among its authors, we find specialists from national and international institutions such as l’ Institut d’Asie Orientale de Lyon, (France), the Universitat Oberta de Barcelona (UOC), the Catholic University of Leuven (Belgium), the University of New Granada (Colombia), the University Rey Juan Carlos (Madrid), the University of Seville or the University of Murcia, among others.