<b>Diana Wynne Jones’s Howl’s Moving Castle (1986) or the Story of a New Mythology</b>


  • Seda Yavaş Karabük Üniversitesi




fantastic literature, utopia, mythological elements, movie adaptation


Diana Wynne Jones’s Howl’s Moving Castle (1986) or The Story of a New Mythology


This paper focuses upon Diana Wynne Jones’s 1986 fantasy novel Howl’s Moving Castle, part of the trilogy including Castle in the Air (1990) and House of Many Ways (2008). Taking place in a utopian land, the story creates a new mythology built upon magic, objects coming to life, no space boundaries and the search for eternal life and the perfect human. As a consequence, the paper will deal with the main elements of this mythology and the way in which they have been transposed in the 2006 Oscar-nominated movie version. 

Author Biography

Seda Yavaş, Karabük Üniversitesi

Seda Yavaş is a third year student at the Faculty of Letters, Department of English Language and Literature, T.C. Karabük University. His main interests include English and American Literature with a special emphasis upon Fantastic Literature; Cultural Studies; Discourse Analysis as well as Foreign Language Teaching. In order to expand his research in the field of Contemporary Prose, his intention is to apply for a Master Degree offering courses in such an area.


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How to Cite

Yavaş, S. (2015). <b>Diana Wynne Jones’s Howl’s Moving Castle (1986) or the Story of a New Mythology</b>. Journal of History Culture and Art Research, 4(3), 30-36. https://doi.org/10.7596/taksad.v4i3.467