Maria Sachiko Cecire
Associate Professor of Literature, Bard College

Maria Sachiko Cecire is associate professor of literature and director of the Center for Experimental Humanities at Bard College in New York state. She is the author of Re-Enchanted: The Rise of Children’s Fantasy Literature in the Twentieth Century (2019).

Written by Maria Sachiko Cecire

Detail of a miniature of Arthur slaying the Spanish giant on the island of Mont-Saint-Michel (1471-1483), by Jean de Wavrin. Royal 15 E IV f. 156. Courtesy the Trustees of the British Library

Essay/
Stories and literature
Empire of fantasy

By conquering young minds, the writing of J R R Tolkien and C S Lewis worked to recapture a world that was swiftly ebbing away

Maria Sachiko Cecire