fantasticism

fantasticism

(fænˈtæstɪˈsɪzəm)
n
1. the quality of being fantastic
2. (Art Terms) the use of fantasy in art or literature
3. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) the use of fantasy in art or literature

fantasticism

the literary or artistic use of fantasy. — fantastic, adj. — fantasticality, fantasticalness, n.
See also: Art
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FASTITOCALON: STUDIES IN FANTASTICISM ANCIENT TO MODERN.
He first fell in love with the concept through the pulpy sci-fi comics of his youth--wild stories about unfrozen cavmen and deathless aliens--and that fantasticism never left him.
There are only a few journals that put a scholarly focus on fantasticism, among them the Journal of the Imaginary and Fantastic (an e-journal) and the one you are currently reading, the Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts.
Pietrobruno doesn't always seem in control of her desired tone -- some sequences seem aimless -- yet the mixed morbidity, fantasticism and quirky humor works surprisingly well on whole.
Kerry; recent issues of the journals Fastitocalon: Studies in Fantasticism Ancient to Modern, Journal of Inklings Studies, VII: An Anglo-American Literary Review, and Tolkien Studies: An Annual Scholarly Review; and Tolkien and the Study of his Sources: Critical Essays, edited by Jason Fisher.