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Really, how urban is that urban fantasy?
Here is an easy 10 question quiz to determine whether what you are reading, or even what you are writing, can fit comfortably into the category of Urban Fantasy.
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Mannolini-Winwood, S. (2018). Fear, anxiety and dread: Examining the influence of antecedent
A primary characteristic that separates urban fantasy (UF) from other fantasy subgenres is the protagonist. Perhaps more than any other genre, fantasy narratives are focused on the journey of the protagonist or, more commonly, the journey of the hero. UF can be categorised as fantasy literature, film, television, comic, etc.
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Urban fantasy (UF) as a sub-genre arose in the 1980s and presented an alternative view of the heroic female protagonist. As UF has developed, a new archetype has emerged – the urban hunter. Defined by its situation in the urban environment this archetype draws on elements of gendered bodies, hybridization, the other and narrative purpose to create a unique character.
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