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The Last of the Titans
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This talk discusses the fantasy novel The Kraken Wakes by John Wyndham. The novel is often described as science fiction, but the underlying legend of a sea monster has a long history and appears in literature all over the world. Sometimes the creature is non-aggressive, often aggressive; the narrator and his wife evoke both traditions. Jane Bliss is an independent scholar based in Oxford, working on a number of medieval topics including Romance and Anglo-Norman Literature.
A transcript is available here.
- Download: 2021-07-Bliss-Wyndham.mp4 Video (72.35 MB)
Date Published: 30 July 2021
In Collection(s): Fantasy Literature: Further Thinking