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Academic Journal of Modern Philology

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Middle Ages   paradise   Narnia   symbolic geography   medieval cartography   fictional lands


Academic Journal of Modern Philology is a scientific journal oriented towards interdisciplinary studies. AJMP has been included in the register of journals published by The Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education with 70 points awarded. The journal seeks original articles on linguistics with special focus on comparative studies, anthropological linguistics, science of cognition, social communication and literary studies. Since the founding of the journal in 2012, it has been our goal to foster the development of linguistic studies through an open exchange of ideas, while maintaining the highest standards of academic publishing. Contributions are subject to a double-blind peer reviews for authenticity, ethical issues and usefulness. The reviewing procedure is supervised by the International Advisory Board. The articles are published mainly in English, German, French and Polish. Academic Journal of Modern Philology is an open access journal published annually by the Committee for Philology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Wrocław Branch and the College for Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Wrocław.


This paper aims to present the possibility of drawing a deeper connection between the medieval imaginarium andselected tropes in twentieth century fantasy literature, based on a case study analysing the concept of paradise inC. S. Lewis’s young adult book series, The Chronicles of Narnia. In order to do that, the article introduces somekey elements and rules governing medieval geographical concepts and how they tie in with the highly symbolicperspective on the world adopted in that epoch, using examples from cartographic and literary sources. Next, theauthor takes a look at the model of paradise carefully crafted in Lewis’s novels, to later compare it with its medievalcounterpart and demonstrate the analogies between the two, with the goal of providing some clues regardingpossible paths for interpretation.

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e-ISSN 2353-3218   ISSN 2299-7164





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College for Interdisciplinary Studies, University of Wrocław