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Fantasy, A Once and Future Genre

Discover the Kingdom of Istyald! Meet a wonderful world and its strange creatures! Explore fantasy from another perspective thanks to short and immersive formats. Deepen your knowledge of the genre, from its mythical and historical sources to its current versions.

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Kingdom of Istyald

Discover the wonderful Kingdom of Istyald! Meet strange creatures and unravel the mysteries of this world. An immense challenge awaits you: save the Tree of Knowledge, the original source of wisdom.

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Shaking Up the Christian Legacy

From Christian and biblical influences, to fierce criticism of religion, to the revival of pagan practices and beliefs, discover how fantasy engages with the realms of the sacred and the religious.

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Advocating for the Defense of Nature

Fantasy arose as a reaction to the development of industry and war in the 19th century, depicting imaginary worlds where nature plays an important role. Saving nature from human aggression and reconnecting with it are major issues of the genre.

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When Women Take Power

Discover how the portrayal of women in fantasy narratives has gradually broken free from old literary models, moving from the status of a princess in distress to that of a true warrior.

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Introduction to fantasy

Anne Besson gives us a definition of fantasy.

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Fantasy and Classical Antiquity

Sandra Provini explains how ancient myths and epic poetry has long nurtured fantasy writers’ imagination.

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Fantasy and the Middle Ages

Justine Breton explains how the Middle Ages fuel fantasy writers’ imagination.

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Fantasy and a Critique of the Modern World

William Blanc explains how a critique of the modern world falls within fantasy’s narrative scope.

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Fantasy and Religion

Justine Breton explains religion’s role in fantasy.

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The Birth of Fantasy

William Blanc describes fantasy’s roots in intensely industrialized Victorian England.

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Tolkien and Fantasy

Vincent Ferré talks about Tolkien, the legendary founder of modern fantasy.

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Fantasy and Film

William Blanc tells us about the great adaptations of fantasy to the cinema.

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Fantasy and Television

Justine Breton tells us about the great adaptations of fantasy on television.

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Fantasy and Role-Playing Games

William Blanc tells to us about role playing games in the fantasy world.

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Fantasy and Video Games

Alexis Blanchet tells us about video games in the fantasy world.

author interview

Lionel Davoust

Lionel Davoust, author, composer, anthologist, translator and editor talks to us about his work, his influences and sources of inspiration.

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Estelle Faye

Estelle Faye, author of imaginary literature tells us about her work, her influences and sources of inspiration.

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Dominique Vigot

Dominique Vigot, president of the Elbakin.net association, talks to us about his passion for fantasy.

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Charlotte Bousquet

Charlotte Bousquet, philosopher, screenwriter and author of Fantasy novels tells us about her work, her influences and sources of inspiration.

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Silène Edgar

Silène Edgar, author of fantasy novels, teacher and researcher talks about her work, her influences and sources of inspiration.

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David Bry

David Bry, author of Fantasy novels, tells us about his work, his influences and sources of inspiration.

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Fabien Clavel

Fabien Clavel, author of imaginary literature tells us about his work, his influences and sources of inspiration.

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Emmanuel Chastelliere

Emmanuel Chastelliere, author of fantasy novels and translator tells us about his work, his influences and sources of inspiration.

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Fabien Fernandez

Fabien Fernandez, author of fantasy novels, talks to us about his work, his influences and sources of inspiration.

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Juliette Malgouyard

Juliette Malgouyard, editor of Elbakin.net, talks to us about her passion for fantasy.

Conférence spécialistes

Fantasy, Retour aux Sources

À l’occasion de l’ouverture du site web Fantasy, Retour aux Sources, Anne Besson présente le genre, depuis ses origines au XIXe siècle, et depuis ses sources dans les mythes et le folklore jusqu’aux évolutions de sa réception contemporaine.

 

Par Anne Besson, professeure en littérature comparée, UFR Lettres et Arts, université d’Artois

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Construire des mondes

Erwan Le Breton revient sur son expérience de créateur de jeux vidéo.

 

Par Erwan Le Breton, membre de l’équipe Editorial Creative Services d’Ubisoft et ancien directeur artistique de la licence Might & Magic.

 

Rencontre animée par Laurent Di Filippo, maître de conférences, centre de recherche sur les médiations, Université de Lorraine.

conférence spécialistes

World of Warcraft, l'incarnation d'un genre

Cette séance invite à plonger dans l’univers de World of Warcraft, jeu au succès planétaire, à travers une analyse de sa direction artistique et de ses composantes fantasy. Elle est accompagnée d’une performance de l’artiste Florian Devos.

 

Par Marine Macq, directrice et commissaire de la galerie d’art vidéoludique Pixel Life Stories et Jean Jouberton, chargé de recherches pour l’exposition Tolkien, voyage en Terre du Milieu.

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Le Royaume d'Istyald

Anato Finnstark est amoureux de la fantasy depuis ses 10 ans, alors que Florent Maurin n’y connaissait pas grand-chose avant de commencer à travailler sur le sujet pour la BnF. Ensemble, ils racontent l’élaboration du jeu Le Royaume d’Istyald, en compagnie d'Andréa Perugini qui a composé les musiques du jeu.

 

Par Florent Maurin, game designer (The Pixel Hunt), Anato Finnstark, creative illustrator, et Andréa Perugini, compositeur et sound designer.

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Le Roi Arthur, un mythe contemporain

La légende du Roi Arthur, qui contient déjà tous les codes de la fantasy, inspire les créateurs de tous horizons. Comment les médias contemporains (cinéma, série, jeu vidéo, comics) continuent-ils de faire vivre ce mythe médiéval ?

 

Par Justine Breton, maîtresse de conférences en littérature française, université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne et William Blanc, historien.

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De Conan le BarbareGames of Thrones, La Fantasy au cinéma

L’histoire du cinéma fantasy est ancienne et riche : elle conduit à explorer l’orée du 7e art, sur plusieurs continents.

 

Par William Blanc, historien.

POETRY, SONG, PIANO

Poems and Songs of Middle Earth

J. R. R. Tolkien, author and narrator
William Elvin, vocals
Donald Swann, piano
Pauline Baynes, illustrator

33 rpm vinyl, LP
BnF, département de l’Audiovisuel, SD 30-60914

© Caedmon Records, 1967
PSYCHEDELIC ROCK

The Gnome

Artist: Pink Floyd

Album: The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn

33 rpm vinyl, LP
BnF, département de l’Audiovisuel, BSU/67-998

© Columbia, 1967

Hip-Hop

King Slayer

Artist: Wale

Album: Catch The Throne - The Mixtape

© Launch Point Records, 2014

Hip-Hop

Parti de rien

Artist: Sofiane

Album: Bandit Saleté

1 compact disc + 1 brochure
BnF, département de l’Audiovisuel, SDC 12-326365

© Universal music, 2017

Hip-Hop

Fire

Artist: Snow Tha Product

Album: Catch The Throne - The Mixtape

© Launch Point Records, 2014

CLASSICAL, FILM MUSIC

The Gift of Fury

Artist: Basil Poledouris

Album: Conan The Barbarian - Original Film Soundtrack

33 rpm vinyl, LP
BnF, département de l’Audiovisuel, SD 30-72308

© MCA Records, 1984

opera

The Twilight of the Gods (Le Crépuscule des dieux)

Disc 1 Side A: Qu'un bûcher s'élève là-bas Final 1

Richard Wagner (1813-1883), composer

1929

2 x vinyl: 78 rpm, 30 cm
BnF, département Audiovisuel, NCOdeon123634-123635(V1_2)

© Bibliothèque nationale de France

CLASSICAL, FILM MUSIC

Days Of The Ring

Album: Lord Of The Rings: The Return Of The King (The Complete Recordings)

Artist: Howard Shore

6 x vinyl: 33 rpm LP + 1 brochure + 1 card
BnF, département de l’Audiovisuel, SD 30-161496

© Warner music, 2018

Rock, Heavy Metal

Black Wind, Fire and Steel

Artist: Manowar

Album: Fighting The World

33 rpm vinyl, LP
BnF, département de l’audiovisuel, SD 30-86436

© ATCO Records, 1987

Heavy Metal, Hard Rock

Holy Diver

Artist: Dio

Album: Holy Diver

33 rpm vinyl, LP
BnF, département de l’audiovisuel, SD 30-64810

© Warner Bros. Records Inc., 1983

Rock, Heavy Metal

Seventh Son of a Seventh Son

Artist: Iron Maiden

Album: Seventh Son of a Seventh Son

33 rpm vinyl, LP
BnF, département de l’Audiovisuel, SD 30-93530

© EMI records Ltd., 1988

Power Metal, Symphonic Rock

Dawn of Victory

Artist: Rhapsody of Fire

Album: Dawn of Victory

Compact disc + brochure
BnF, département de l’Audiovisuel, SDC 12-142022

© Limb Music Products, 2000
 

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