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Here Be Dragons
Exploring Fantasy Maps and Settings
Stefan Ekman

Wesleyan University Press



Contents

1. INTRODUCTION
• THE RELEVANCE OF SETTINGS
• WHAT IS FANTASY?
• OUTLINE OF THE FOLLOWING CHAPTERS
2. MAPS
• PREVIOUS EXPLORATIONS OF FANTASY MAPS
• WHAT IS A FANTASY MAP?
• HOW TO FIND YOUR WAY: A SURVEY OF FANTASY MAPS
• The Prevalence of Maps
• General Map Features: Subject, Orientation, Surround Elements
• Types of Map Elements
• Hill Signs
• HIDDEN IN PLAIN SIGHT: READING FANTASY MAPS
• Reading “A Part of the Shire”
• Reading “The West of Middle-earth”
• Concluding Reflections
• 3. BORDERS AND BOUNDARIES
• BORDERS: HOLDING TOGETHER BY KEEPING APART
• A Final Injustice: The Dragaeran Paths of the Dead
• Protection from a Hostile World: Faerie and Wall in
Stardust
Apart and Together: Ancelstierre and the Old Kingdom
• The Threshold with a Thousand Guises
• POLDERS: KEEPING THINGS AS THEY ARE
• Damming the Tides of Time: Tolkien’s Lothlórien
• The Forest of Twisting Paths: Holdstock’s Mythago Wood
• Time and Time Again: Pratchett’s Djelibeybi
• Turning Geography into History
• CONCLUDING REFLECTIONS
• 4. NATURE AND CULTURE
• NATURE AND CULTURE: SOME SLIPPERY TERMS
• THE RETURN OF THE TREE: BRINGING NATURE BACK INTO MINAS TIRITH
• NATURE, MAGIC, AND MISFITS: WILDERNESS WITHIN NEWFORD
• BLURRED BOUNDARIES: CONFLUX IN NEW CROBUZON
• GROWING SOMEWHERE IN-BETWEEN: LIMINAL NATURE IN OMBRIA
• CONCLUDING REFLECTIONS
• 5. REALMS AND RULERS
• LINKING RULERS TO REALMS: AN OVERVIEW
• RULING THE MYTHICAL LANDSCAPE: THE FISHER KING IN
LAST CALL
• SHAPING THE REALM: PALIMPSESTS IN
TOURISTS
• LANDSCAPES OF EVIL: WHERE THE DARK LORDS LIVE
• “Such starved ignoble nature”: Portrayals of Evil Lands
• Mordor
• The Spoiled Plains and Ridjeck Thome
• The Blight
• Evil Landscapes: The Personal Touch
• CONCLUDING REFLECTIONS
• 6. SOME FINAL THOUGHTS
• WORKS CITED
• APPENDIX A: METHOD FOR THE MAP SURVEY
• APPENDIX B: MAP SAMPLE
• Notes
• Bibliography• Index

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 15:06:09 -0500