James H. and Virginia Schlobin Literature of the Fantastic Collection

1963-2013
Manuscript Collection #1029
Creator(s)
Schlobin, Roger C.
Physical description
4.978 Cubic Feet, 11 archival boxes
Preferred Citation
James H. and Virginia Schlobin Literature of the Fantastic Collection (#1029), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.
Repository
ECU Manuscript Collection
Access
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Roger C. Schlobin Papers (ca. 1963-2013), including bibliographies, correspondence, clippings, contracts, computer diskettes, compact disk, drafts of published works of fiction and literary criticism, research materials, reviews and other manuscripts related to science fiction and fantasy, and to the literary career of Andre Norton.


Biographical/historical information

Roger C. Schlobin is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at East Carolina University and a Professor Emeritus of Purdue University. He teaches science fiction writing and interpretive literature. Professor Schlobin has donated his personal papers related to science fiction and fantasy literature, and to the career of Andre Norton. The collection is named in honor of Professor Schlobin's parents James H. and Virginia Clark Schlobin.


Administrative information
Custodial History

March 10, 2005, 2.41 cubic feet, 551 items; Roger C. Schlobin Papers (ca. 1965-2004), including bibliographies, correspondence, clippings, contracts, computer diskettes, compact disk, drafts of published works of fiction and literary criticism, research materials, and other manuscripts related to science fiction and fantasy, and to the literary career of Andre Norton. Donor: Roger C. Schlobin

March 14, 2005, (Addition 1), 0.001 cubic feet, 2 items; Color photograph (ca. December 1972), of James Henry Schlobin and his wife Virginia Clark Schlobin taken aboard a cruise ship; and a black and white copy. Photographic prints (1 color, 1 black & white). Donor: Roger C. Schlobin

May 4, 2005, (Addition 2), 0.001 cubic feet, 8 items; Collection (1982-1983, 1988, 1990, 2005), including Andre Alice Norton's last letter, her death notice and a poem by Steven R. Vogel; Wordstar word processing program brochures, templates and pamphlet. Donor: Roger C. Schlobin

March 21, 2006, (Addition 3), 0.25 cubic feet, 31 items; Collection (ca. 1966-2005, undated) of printed materials relating to science fiction, English literature and composition, computer technology and the donor's professional career, including bibliographies, articles and curriculum vitae. Donor: Roger C. Schlobin.

December 3, 2007, (Addition 4), 2.00 cubic feet, 759 items; Papers (1963-2002, undated) of professor of English literature at Purdue University North Central, pertaining to his classes in Arthurian literature, fantasy & fantastic literature, science fiction, English composition and writing, the study of literature, linguistics, World, European, American, and British literature including medieval and horror literature, etc., including course descriptions, syllabi, lecture notes, research materials, examination & quiz questions, correspondence, bibliographies and articles, etc. Donor: Roger C. Schlobin

December 11, 2007, (Addition 5), 0.01 cubic feet, 1 item; Here There Be Dragons: The Global Fantastic: ICFA-25: Twenty-Fifth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, 24-28 March 2004, Wyndham Ft. Lauderdale Airport, Dania, FL. Program. Donor: Roger C. Schlobin

May 19, 2009, (Addition 6), 1 item, 0.001 cubic feet; The International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts: The First Twenty Years (1999), a video program tracing the history of the organization, 1979-1999. Memorex Lightscribe DVD+R Digital Video Disc S/N OPDR4-CSMWPO3-L5-V18-00504403 & case. Donor: Roger C. Schlobin.

January 22, 2010, (Addition 7), 1 item, 0.002 cubic feet; Review (2008) by Roger C. Schlobin, of Collapse: Philosophical Research and Development IV, a multi-genre journal that explores the "intimate bond between horror and philosophical thought;" edited by Robin Mackay and Damian Veal (associate editor). Typescript. 1 item. 6 p. (ca. 0.002 cubic feet) Recd. 12/7/2009. Donor: Roger C. Schlobin.

October 7, 2010, (Addition 8), 2 items, 0.006 cubic feet; Book reviews (typescript) with handwritten notes by Dr. Roger C. Schlobin for A Short History of Fantasy (2009) by Farah Mendlesohn and Edward James and Plan for Chaos: The Prequel to The Day of the Triffids (2009) by John Wyndham. Donor: Roger C. Schlobin.

July 17, 2011, (Addition 9), 1 item, .003 cubic feet; A book review written by Dr. Roger C. Schlobin. The subject of the review is The Essential Guide to Mummy Literature by Brian J. Frost (2008). Donor: Roger C. Schlobin.

August 18, 2015, (Addition 10), 0.05 cubic feet; Addition contains photocopies of "Earthsea Revisioned" lecture delivered by Ursula K. Le Guin (1992), "The Mummy Walks" (a film history of Kharis and his Kind) by Lawrence Mc Callum (1993), a paper "Egyptian Commodity Fetishism amongst Victorian Imperialists" by Megan Phelan (1998), and emails (1995) relating to Le Guin's "Tehanu." Also included are a pamphlet re Ursula K. Le Guin (1972) and a printout of "Real-World Writing" by Roger C. Schlobin (2013). Donor: Roger C. Schlobin.

April 3, 2020, (Addition 11), 0.25 cubic feet; Material removed from the James H. and Virginia C. Schlobin Literature of the Fantastic Collection (a part of the Rare Books Collection) including clippings, correspondence, printed materials such as order forms, programs, announcements, book reviews, and a poster.

Source of acquisition

Gift of Roger C. Schlobin

Processing information

Processed by Martha G. Elmore, October 18, 2007

Encoded by Martha G. Elmore, October 18, 2007

Container list prepared by Antonio Lajcin, Septmeber 2021

Copyright notice

Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.


Key terms
Personal Names
Norton, Andre
Schlobin, Roger C.
Corporate Names
East Carolina University--Faculty
International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts
Topical
English teachers--North Carolina--Greenville
Fantasy literature
Science fiction

Container list
Box 1 Folder a Collection of poems, 1965-1972
Box 1 Folder b Norton-neilson project, 1979
Box 1 Folder c Intro-fantasy & its literature, 1979
Box 1 Folder d Fantasy & the rites of life, 1979
Box 1 Folder e Short fantasy bibliography -- ref bk., 1979
Box 1 Folder f Marsh/[salem]/Norton, 1980
Box 1 Folder g The survival of the fool in modern heroic fantasy, 1981-1982
Box 1 Folder h Norton's witch world - salem press, 1982
Box 1 Folder i Swann/minotaur/salem press, 1982
Box 1 Folder j The locus amoenus + the fantasy quest, 1983-1984
Box 1 Folder k Arthurian encyclopedia Cont[r], 1983
Box 1 Folder l Computer [talil] master, 1983
Box 1 Folder m Name + sexism in fantasy - mla, 1983
Box 1 Folder n Fantasy versus horror (salem), 1983
Box 1 Folder o Support to the literature of fantasy, 1983-1984
Box 1 Folder p Failure of fantasy scholarship, 1984
Box 1 Folder q The survival of the fool in modern heroic fantasy, 1986
Box 1 Folder r Taxonomy & sociology of horror fiction + film, 1987
Box 1 Folder s Fantasy bibliography intro - extra, Undated
Box 1 Folder t Essay: science fiction - a challenge to the humanist?, Undated
Box 1 Folder u Gender centricity, Undated
Box 1 Folder v Sex in names, Undated
Box 1 Folder w From the old on to the new, Undated
Box 1 Folder x Andre norton and her sources, Undated
Box 1 Folder y For lovers only - short story, Undated
Box 2 Folder a [Essq] -- science fiction: a challenge for everyone?, 1979
Box 2 Folder b Andre norton bibliography-busl-[mhacy] inc., 1908-1989
Box 2 Folder c 20th century science fiction authors -- st. martin/smith, morris, [dum-y], norton, 1980
Box 2 Folder d Fantasy bibliography review, 1980
Box 2 Folder e Horror vs fantasy (salem press), 1981
Box 2 Folder f Swann's nixies, 1982
Box 2 Folder g The dragon's well, 1982
Box 2 Folder h Short story, 1982-1983
Box 2 Folder i Taxonomy + so[ciology] of horror, part 1, 1986-1987
Box 2 Folder j Taxonomy + so[ciology] of horror, part 2, 1986-1987
Box 2 Folder k Kutztown university -- fantasy: the "popular" key to "real" life, 1983
Box 2 Folder l Wordstar, 1983
Box 2 Folder m The formulaic and riles of transformation in andre norton's "magic" series - sullivan iii, 1990-1991
Box 2 Folder n Science fiction & fantasy book review annual -- andre norton & bob collins, 1991
Box 2 Folder o Intro to graduate student issue - jfa, 1992
Box 2 Folder p In the looking glasses, 1997
Box 2 Folder q Norton NESFA, 1994
Box 3 Folder a Schlobin's correspondence with andre norton, 1977
Box 3 Folder b Schlobin's correspondence with andre norton, pt 2, 1978
Box 3 Folder c Celestial intelligence: the aristolean debate, 1978
Box 3 Folder d Schlobin's correspondance with andre norton, pt 3, 1979
Box 3 Folder e Schlobin's correspondance with andre norton, pt 4, 1980
Box 3 Folder f Schlobin's correspondance with andre norton, pt 5, 1981
Box 3 Folder g Schlobin's correspondance with andre norton, pt 6, 1982
Box 3 Folder h Schlobin's correspondance with andre norton, pt 7, 1983-1986
Box 3 Folder i The wife of bath's tale - bibliography, 1984
Box 3 Folder j The franklin's tale - bibliography, 1986
Box 3 Folder k Schlobin's correspondance with andre norton, pt 8, 1987-1996
Box 3 Folder l Chaucer's canterbury tales, 1991
Box 3 Folder m Handouts (maps, genres, tales, etc.), 1986
Box 3 Folder n The history of reynard the fox, Undated
Box 3 Folder o The miller's tale - bibliography, Undated
Box 3 Folder p The pardoner, his tale, & the canterbury tales, Undated
Box 3 Folder q Roger schlobin's novel: fire & fur, 2012
Box 3 Folder r Roger schlobin's novel: fire & fur with portions of unwritten sequel, pt 2, 2012
Box 3 Folder s The cannon's yeoman's talc, Undated
Box 4 Folder a Photographic prints of the original handwritten manuscript of sir gawain & the green knight (1769), 1972
Box 4 Folder b Photographic prints of the original handwritten manuscript of sir gawain & the green knight (1769), pt 2, 1972
Box 4 Folder c Photographic prints of the original handwritten manuscript of sir gawain & the green knight (1769), pt 3, 1972
Box 4 Folder d Photographic prints of the original handwritten manuscript of sir gawain & the green knight (1769), pt 4, 1972
Box 5 Folder a Color photograph (ca. December 1972), of james henry schlobin and his wife virginia clark schlobin taken aboard a cruise ship; and a black and white copy., 2005
Box 5 Folder b Andre alice norton's last letter, her death notice and a poem by steven r. vogel, 2005
Box 5 Folder c Wordstar word processing program brochures, templates and pamphlet., 1982-1983, 1988, 1990
Box 5 Folder d Sci-Fi bibliographies, 1977-1978, undated
Box 5 Folder e Articles by schlobin sci fi, 1979, undated
Box 5 Folder f Literature publications, 1966-1988
Box 5 Folder g Computer science catalog, 1983-1986
Box 5 Folder h C.V. of roger schlobin, 2005
Box 6 Folder a Science fictions author's newspaper clippings, 1983-2001
Box 6 Folder b An advanced guide to selecting a cp/m word processor & microcomputer for home, undated
Box 6 Folder c The classroom in orbit, 1976
Box 6 Folder d World science fiction convention, 1980-1983
Box 6 Folder e Schlobin literature of fantasy course, 1995
Box 6 Folder f Science fiction schlobin promotional items, undated
Box 6 Folder g T-k book order forms, undated
Box 6 Folder h Photo & biography of paulide gedge, undated
Box 6 Folder i Science fiction book order forms, undated
Box 6 Folder j Mistress masham's repose book review, undated
Box 6 Folder k Science fiction poster, undated
Box 7 Folder a Arthurian literature: bibliographic notes, poems, etc., 1978-2002
Box 7 Folder b Arthurian literature: the bridal of trierman, by sir walter scott, undated
Box 7 Folder c Arthurian literature: chronological summary of original poems, plays & prose, undated
Box 7 Folder d Arthurian literature: chronology, undated
Box 7 Folder e Arthurian literature: chronology 175-2001 ad, 2001
Box 7 Folder f Arthurian literature: the defence of guenevere, by william morris, undated
Box 7 Folder g Arthurian literature: film strips on king arthur, educational media index, 1964
Box 7 Folder h Arthurian literature: the grave of king arthur, by thomas warton, undated
Box 7 Folder i Arthurian literature: king arthur and the english national character, by charles moorman, new york folklore quarterly, 1968
Box 7 Folder j Arthurian literature: the labors of thor, by david wagon, new yorker magazine, 1968
Box 7 Folder k Arthurian literature: maps, undated
Box 7 Folder l Arthurian literature: mary and merlin, by w.r. davis, romance notes, 1975
Box 7 Folder m Arthurian literature: notes, etc., 1960-1990
Box 7 Folder n Arthurian literature: the ocean's love to cynthia, undated
Box 7 Folder o Arthurian literature: rules of courtly love, undated
Box 7 Folder p Arthurian literature: tristram, by sir walter scott, undated
Box 7 Folder q Fantastic literature: the dragon line, by michael swanwick, undated
Box 7 Folder r Fantastic literature: instant heisenberg, by unknown, undated
Box 7 Folder s Fantastic literature: interim, by ray bradbury, undated
Box 7 Folder t Fantastic literature: menu of modern fantasy (types and series) by donald lawler, 1989
Box 7 Folder u Fantastic literature: schrodinger's kitten, by george alec effinger, 1995
Box 7 Folder v Fantastic literature: the snow child, by angela carter, undated
Box 7 Folder w Science fiction: 1974 local poll [ by r. schlobin] mimeographed, 1974
Box 7 Folder x Science fiction: a bibliography of science fiction novels and anthologies, selected by dr. marshall tymn for a teachers' conference on modern science fiction mimeographed, 1974
Box 7 Folder y Science fiction: a chronology of science fiction, by dr. roger c. schlobin photocopy typescript, 1974
Box 7 Folder z Science fiction: the definition of science fiction, by dr. roger c. schlobin, undated
Box 7 Folder za Science fiction: quotations toward a definition of fantasy and science fiction, by dr. r. schlobin typescript, undated
Box 7 Folder zb Science fiction: research notes, undated
Box 7 Folder zc Science fiction: a thematic reading list, by marshall b. tymn, 1979
Box 7 Folder zd Science fiction & fantasy: a brief guide to the teaching of fantasy, by dr. roger c. schlobin mimeographed, 1978
Box 7 Folder ze Science fiction & fantasy: fantasy & science fiction, by dr. schlobin mimeographed, 1981
Box 7 Folder zf Science fiction & fantasy: major novels in the sf - fantasy field [1953-1978] mimeographed, 1978
Box 7 Folder zg Science fiction & fantasy: science fiction and fantasy markets., 1995
Box 7 Folder zh Composition: the neo-necronic approach or literary variations on the spevacian mode, by r. schlobin, undated
Box 7 Folder zi Course descriptions (schlobin), 1980-1987
Box 7 Folder zj Dust jackets: more than human by theodore sturgeon; the many-colored land, by julian may; the best of c.l. moore, undated
Box 7 Folder zk Onomastics [naming], 1991-1999
Box 7 Folder zl Purdue university north central. travel study tour in england correspondence & news releases, 1945-1976
Box 7 Folder zm Science fiction research, undated
Box 8 Folder a English 53: survey of the literature of england, undated
Box 8 Folder b English 100: free writing, undated
Box 8 Folder c English 101: freshman composition, undated
Box 8 Folder d English 101: freshman composition, 1981
Box 8 Folder e English 101: freshman composition, 1982-1984
Box 8 Folder f English 101: vocabulary survey/assessment, 1989-1990
Box 8 Folder g English 101/102: composition: paragraph structure and guidelines for expository writing. revised, 1987
Box 8 Folder h English 101/102: composition supplement, 1993
Box 8 Folder i English 102: composition: subsequent paragraphs, undated
Box 8 Folder j English 104/105: english composition, undated
Box 8 Folder k English 201: introduction to the nature of literary study, 1984
Box 8 Folder l English 201: reference material, 1989
Box 8 Folder m English 201: introduction to the nature of literary study, 1997
Box 8 Folder n English 227: animal languages, 1993
Box 8 Folder o English 227: morphology, 1993
Box 8 Folder p English 227: morphology, 1995
Box 8 Folder q English 227: gender, 1995-1998
Box 8 Folder r English 227: phonology, 1995-1998
Box 8 Folder s English 227: morphology, 1996
Box 8 Folder t English 227: phonetics 2, 1996
Box 8 Folder u English 227: historical languages, 1997
Box 8 Folder v English 227: morphology, 1997
Box 8 Folder w English 227: introduction to linguistics, 1998
Box 8 Folder x English 227: language & the brain, 1998
Box 8 Folder y English 227: morphology, 1998
Box 8 Folder z English 227: phonetics ii, 1998
Box 8 Folder za English 227: semantics, 1998-1999
Box 8 Folder zb English 227: dialects, 1999
Box 8 Folder zc English 227: introduction to linguistics, 1999
Box 8 Folder zd English 227: language acquisition, 1999
Box 8 Folder ze English 227: language & the brain, 1999
Box 8 Folder zf English 227: morhpology, 1999
Box 8 Folder zg English 227: orthography, 1999
Box 8 Folder zh English 227: phonetics ii, 1999
Box 8 Folder zi English 227: syntax, 1999
Box 8 Folder zj English 230: european literature, undated
Box 8 Folder zk English 232/590a: arthurian literature, 1977
Box 8 Folder zl English 232: european mythology, 1982
Box 8 Folder zm English 233: swords & sorcery: heroic fantasy in british and american literature, 1983
Box 8 Folder zn English 232: horror literature, 1985
Box 8 Folder zo English 232: arthurian literature, 1988
Box 8 Folder zp English 232: myth & magic, 1988
Box 8 Folder zq English 232: horror literature, 1989
Box 8 Folder zr English 232: the science of folklore, 1992
Box 8 Folder zs English 232: twentieth century arthurian literature, 1995
Box 8 Folder zt English 232: the science of folklore, 1998
Box 8 Folder zu English 240: survey of the literature of england, 1972
Box 8 Folder zv English 240: survey of the literature of england, 1998
Box 8 Folder zw English 241: english literature ii, 1997
Box 9 Folder a English 262: allegory & symbol, undated
Box 9 Folder b English 266: arthurian literature, 1977
Box 9 Folder c English 266: world literature: ancient, medieval & renaissance, 1986
Box 9 Folder d English 266: world literature: ancient, medieval & renaissance, 1996
Box 9 Folder e English 267: world literature from 1700 to the present, 1980-1981
Box 9 Folder f English 267: world literature from 1700 to the present, 1995
Box 9 Folder g English 300/400: bibliography & reasearch [proposed], 1994
Box 9 Folder h English 301: composition syllabus, undated
Box 9 Folder i English 304: advanced composition, 1974
Box 9 Folder j English 304: advanced composition, 1976
Box 9 Folder k English 327: linguistics, 1990
Box 9 Folder l English 331/596a: medieval english literature [1050-1500], 1981
Box 9 Folder m English 331/596a: medieval english literature [1050-1500], 1990
Box 9 Folder n English 331: medieval literature notes, exams, papers, etc., 1990-1997
Box 9 Folder o English 331/596a: medieval english literature [1050-1500], 1997
Box 9 Folder p English 333: non-dramatic english renaissance literature, 1978
Box 9 Folder q English 372: the science of folklore, 1998
Box 9 Folder r English 372/596a: the literature of fantasy and science fiction, 1979
Box 9 Folder s English 373/596a: the literature of fantasy and science fiction, 1982
Box 9 Folder t English 373/596a: the literature of fantasy and science fiction, 1987
Box 9 Folder u English 373: science fiction & fantasy, 1992
Box 9 Folder v English 381: the british novel, 1977
Box 9 Folder w English 381: the british novel, 1990
Box 9 Folder x English 381/596a: the british novel. correspondence with dr. susan hillabold, 1999
Box 9 Folder y English 396: culture, psychology and literature, 1978
Box 9 Folder z English 396/596a: the literature of fantasy, 1994-1995
Box 9 Folder za English 396/596a: the literature of fantasy, 1995
Box 9 Folder zb English 441/596b: chaucer's canterbury tales, 1984
Box 9 Folder zc English 441/596b: chaucer's canterbury tales, 1986
Box 9 Folder zd English 441: chaucer's canterbury tales, 1991
Box 9 Folder ze English 441/596b: chaucer's canterbury tales, 1996
Box 9 Folder zf English 541: chaucer, undated
Box 9 Folder zg English 2000: Research & Bibliography, 2000
Box 9 Folder zh English 2000: research & bibliography, 2000
Box 9 Folder zi Honors 2011: arthurian literature, 2000
Box 9 Folder zj Honors 2011: arthurian literature summary of chreien de troyes, 2000
Box 10 Folder a Andre norton typescript & correspondance; broken amber, 1979
Box 10 Folder b Wind in willow essay//haas, 1996
Box 10 Folder c Femivore, 1987-1988
Box 10 Folder d Pagan survival: why the shaman in modern fantasy?, 1989
Box 10 Folder e Handbook of american popular literature, 1986-1988
Box 10 Folder f Prototypic horror: the genre of the book of job, 1990-1992
Box 10 Folder g Prototypic horror: the genre of the book of job: research clippings, 1990-1992
Box 10 Folder h Prototypic horror: the genre of the book of job: research notes, 1990-1992
Box 10 Folder i The craving for meaning: explicit allegory in the non-implicit age, 1992
Box 10 Folder j The monsters are talismans and transgressions: tolkein and sir gawain and the green knight: drafts, 1998
Box 10 Folder k Monsters are talismans and transgressions: tolkein and sir gawain and the green knight: correspondence, 1997-1998
Box 10 Folder l Monsters are talismans and transgressions: tolkein and sir gawain and the green knight, research copies, 1995-1997
Box 10 Folder m 10th century science fiction author Norton update, 1995
Box 11 Folder a Here there be dragons: the global fantastic: icfa-25: twenty-fifth international conference on the fantastic in the arts, 1999
Box 11 Folder b The international association for the fantastic in the arts: the first twenty years, a video program tracing the history of the organization. DVD+R digital video discs & case, 1999
Box 11 Folder c Review (2008) by roger c. schlobin, of collapse: philosophical research and development iv, a multi genre journal that explores the "intimate bond between horror and philosophical thought", 2008
Box 11 Folder d James h and virginia schlobin literature of the fantastic collection book reviews by roger c. schlobin, 2009
Box 11 Folder e Book review of the essential guide to mummy literature, 2008