Amaltea. Revista de mitocrítica 2019-05-22T15:11:46+00:00 José Manuel Losada Open Journal Systems <p><em>Amaltea</em> (ISSN-e 1989-1709) is a journal of mythcriticism founded by José Manuel Losada in 2008, intricately linked to <em>Asteria, International Association of Mythcriticism</em>. It looks at how ancient, medieval and modern myths were accepted in literature and the arts from 1900 to the present day. It publishes articles in English and Spanish.</p> Editorial: “Myth, Fantasy and Magic” 2019-02-11T12:56:12+00:00 José Manuel Losada ##submission.copyrightStatement## «Myths of Reality» and «Myths of Fantasy» in Los terribles amores de Agliberto y Celedonia (1931) by Mauricio Bacarisse 2019-02-11T12:56:12+00:00 Gregory Coste In this article I propose to analyze the theoretical and structural opposition that Mauricio Bacarisse vindicates and illustrates in his novel Los terribles amores de Agliberto y Celedonia (1931). While the “myths of fantasy” restrict the freedom of individuals and serve to justify a conformist society and a mutilated identity, the “myths of reality”, aroused by literary creation, generate a foundational mythology capable of taking into account all facets of the reality and the individual against the narrowness of a falsifying imagination that impoverishes or simplifies them. 2018-06-15T12:06:17+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Apuleyo or the magic of love: Archetypes and mythical imaginary for a fairy tale and its Contemporary interdisciplinary reception 2019-05-22T15:11:46+00:00 Francisco Javier Escobar Borrego This article offers an interdisciplinary and diachronic study of the main archetypes and mythemes that articulate the story of Psyche and Cupid, inserted in the Golden Ass of Apuleyo, author accused of magical arts. To do so, they are analyzed from Classical antiquity and later periods, as a protohistory, until their Contemporary reception. The disciplines taken into account are Hispanic literature, with attention to the European context, anthropology, psychology, fine arts and music. In this intersection of codes stands out, in short, the feminine archetype of Psyche (Alma) and its symbolic dimension of butterfly. 2018-06-15T12:07:05+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Skrjabin's Magical Music: Just a Fantasy? 2019-02-11T12:56:12+00:00 Francisco Molina Moreno This article discusses the magical power attributed to music in the text of the <em>Preparatory Act, </em>by the Russian composer and pianist Aleksandr Skrjabin (1872-1915), and whether the contents of that text can be considered mythical or fantastic. 2018-06-15T12:07:24+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Myth, fantasy and magic in Gente del mundo, by Alberto Chimal 2019-02-11T12:56:12+00:00 Luis Alberto Pérez-Amezcua Ricardo Sigala Gómez This article explores the way in which Mexican writer Alberto Chimal uses the<em> sermo mythicus</em> in his book<em> Gente del mundo </em>to practice a fantastic literature or an imagination literature that appeals to mythological memory. It is concluded that such a literary strategy as the one of the usage of a symbolic field strategically and intimately related with that sermo result both effective for the establishment, in the text, of a restorative mythopoetic statute in contemporary society. <br /> 2018-06-15T12:07:49+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## «El libro en blanco» by Julio Ramón Ribeyro: the motif of the killer book 2019-02-11T12:56:12+00:00 Gustavo Alberto Quichiz Campos This work analyzes one of the more frequent keys of plausibility in a fantastic story: the magic object, specifically, in the motif of the killer book. It’s presented a recap of the motif from the myths, passing through chivalric literature, until the present day. It is also analyzed «El libro en blanco» by Julio Ramón Ribeyro, a story that presents us a book that only brings misfortunes to its possessors and whose main innovation is the book’s capacity of being the agent of its own perversity. The metaliterary of the story makes its analysis inevitable in relation to the novelistic creation in Ribeyro. 2018-06-15T12:08:13+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Variations on the Fantastic in the Modern Oral Tradition.The Ballad of "Conde Niño" 2019-02-11T12:56:12+00:00 Nieves Vázquez Recio This paper examines the ballad of <em>Conde Niño</em> in the modern oral tradition. This is presented as a fusion of supernatural elements, which runs between the magical, the marvelous and the miraculous, full, on the other hand, of mythical and ritual reminiscences, with the updating of «mitemas», remnants of ancient myths. The ballad allows us to assess the persistence and changes of the fantastic in the orality of the 20th century, in relation to his past ascendants, and to debate these concepts that are so diffuse in the contemporary world using a historical approach. 2018-06-15T12:08:39+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Love And Tragedy in Four Stories of War of The Twentieth Century: Erich Maria Remarque, Ernest Hemingway. Tristan and Iseult Revisited? 2019-02-11T12:56:12+00:00 Laura Corona Martínez The influence of the Western imaginary of tragic love, from Tristan and Iseult to our days, appears in the different declinations of the myth, from love-passion or amour fou to the popular accents of melodrama, with its repetitive logic of the obstacles. A use of the fatality inscribed in the archetypal amorous plot seems to potentiate, in an unexpected way, the capacity of denunciation of certain celebrated novels of the twentieth century on the subject of the war. Such connotations could shed light on the importance of the confrontational dimension between individual and society contained in the original legend. 2018-06-15T12:05:07+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Monsters from Myth, and Quests for a Scientific Rationale, Or, a Science Journalist’s Take on Mythological Animals. An Exploration of Matt Kaplan’s The Science of Monsters, with a Foray into Aetiologies and Cultural Uses of Medusa 2019-02-11T12:56:12+00:00 Ephraim Nissan <p>We consider some of the chapters in Matt Kaplan’s <em>The Science of Monsters </em>and his rationalising conjectures (some of them rooted in hypotheses by Adrienne Mayor),<em> </em>and discuss or provide supplementary data, including concerning occurrence in modern art or literature.</p> 2018-06-15T12:06:42+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement## Paloma Ortiz-de-Urbina (ed.). Cervantes en los siglos XX y XXI. La recepción actual del mito del Quijote. Bern: Peter Lang, 2018. ISBN: 9783034332088. 363 páginas 2019-02-11T12:56:12+00:00 Laura Arenas García ##submission.copyrightStatement## Losada, José Manuel y Antonella Lipscomb (eds.). Myth and Emotions. Newcastle upon Tyne, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017, ISBN: 9781527500112, 345 pp 2019-02-11T12:56:12+00:00 Esther Bautista Naranjo ##submission.copyrightStatement## Losada, José Manuel (dir.): Abordajes. Mitos y reflexiones sobre el mar. Madrid: Instituto Español de Oceanografía (IEO), 2014. ISBN: 978-84-95877512. 274 pp 2019-02-11T12:56:12+00:00 Isabel García Adánez ##submission.copyrightStatement## Braga, Corin. Pour une morphologie du genre utopique. Paris : Classiques Garnier, 2018. ISBN : 978-2-406-06852-5 (livre broché) ; ISBN 978-2-406-06853-2 (livre relié) ; ISSN 2108-9876, 735 pp 2019-02-11T12:56:12+00:00 Mercedes Montoro Araque ##submission.copyrightStatement## Estadísticas del nº 10 2019-02-11T12:56:12+00:00 Amaltea Revista de mitocrítica Estadísticas del nº 10 2019-02-11T12:56:00+00:00 ##submission.copyrightStatement##