Balazs, Thomas P.
Coons, Jayda; Stuart, Christopher
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
The following is a short craft essay on the political nature of the fantasy genre followed by an original short story. The craft paper situates the reader in the discourse of fantasy being political or apolitical before shifting into a discussion of how Tolkien, Le Guin, and Sapkowski explore political ideas through their works. After, there is a brief section where the thought process going into the short story is explored before launching into the creative piece. The piece is five chapters long and explores a refugee crisis caused by a civil war in the fantasy world of Esterad.
B. A.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Arts.
Fantasy fiction--History and criticism; Creative writing--Fiction
Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973--Criticism and interpretation; Le Guin, Ursula K., 1929-2018--Criticism and interpretation; Sapkowski, Andrzej--Criticism and interpretation
Skinner, Koy, "A tale from Esterad: an examination of the political power of fantasy" (2023). Honors Theses.