Alternative Worlds In Fantasy Fiction

Author: Peter Hunt
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826477607
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Edited by Morag Styles and written by an international team of acknowledged experts, this series provides jargon-free, critical discussion and a comprehensive guide to literary and popular texts for children. Each book introduces the reader to a major genre of children's literature, covering the key authors, major works and contexts in which those texts are published, read and studied. This book provides an illuminating guide to literature that creates alternative worlds for young readers. Focusing on the work of Ursula Le Guin, Terry Pratchett and Philip Pullman, the book considers both the genre of ?alternative worlds? and the distinctiveness of these authors? texts, including Philip Pullman's The Amber Spyglass.

Alternative Worlds In Hollywood Cinema

Author: James R. Walters
Editor: Intellect Books
ISBN: 1841502022
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The use of alternate realities in cinema has been brought to heights by films "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and "Donnie Darko". This book analyzes these imaginary realms, tracing their construction and development across periods, genres, and history.

Uranian Worlds

Author: Andrew Holleran
Editor: G K Hall
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This reference has been updated and expanded to include some 100 new listings, and the addition of films and videos. It gives detailed annotations that document the representation of alternative sexuality in novels and stories as well as films; evaluates the writers' overall representation of gay and lesbian issues; and reveals changing popular attitudes toward sexual variance over several centuries. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Alternate Worlds

Author: James Gunn
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476673535
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Alternate Worlds was first published in 1975 and became an instant classic, winning a Hugo award. This third edition brings the history of science fiction up to date, covering developments over the past forty years--a period that has seen the advent of technologies only imagined in the genre's Golden Age. As a literature of change, science fiction has become ever more meaningful, presaging dangers to humanity and, as Alvin Toffler wrote, guarding against "the premature arrival of the future." The world has begun to recognize science fiction in many different ways, incorporating its elements in products, visual media and huge conventions--back cover.

Space And Place In Children S Literature 1789 To The Present

Author: Maria Sachiko Cecire
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
ISBN: 147242056X
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Focusing on questions of space and locale in children’s literature, this collection explores how metaphorical and physical space can create landscapes of power, knowledge, and identity in texts from the early nineteenth century to the present. The collection is comprised of four sections that take up the space between children and adults, the representation of 'real world' places, fantasy travel and locales, and the physical space of the children’s book-as-object. In their essays, the contributors analyze works from a range of sources and traditions by authors such as Sylvia Plath, Maria Edgeworth, Gloria Anzaldúa, Jenny Robson, C.S. Lewis, Elizabeth Knox, and Claude Ponti. While maintaining a focus on how location and spatiality aid in defining the child’s relationship to the world, the essays also address themes of borders, displacement, diaspora, exile, fantasy, gender, history, home-leaving and homecoming, hybridity, mapping, and metatextuality. With an epilogue by Philip Pullman in which he discusses his own relationship to image and locale, this collection is also a valuable resource for understanding the work of this celebrated author of children’s literature.

Constructing Adolescence In Fantastic Realism

Author: Alison Waller
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135904626
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Constructing Adolescence in Fantastic Realism examines those fundamental themes which inform our understanding of "the teenager"—themes that emerge in both literary and cultural contexts. Models of adolescence do not arise solely from discourses of psychology, sociology, and education. Rather, these models—frameworks including developmentalism, identity formation, social agency, and subjectivity in cultural space—can also be found represented symbolically in fantastic tropes such as metamorphosis, time-slip, hauntings, doppelgangers, invisibility, magic gifts, and witchcraft. These are the incredible, supernatural, and magical elements that invade the everyday and diurnal world of fantastic realism. In this original study, Alison Waller proposes a new critical term to categorize a popular and established genre in literature for teenagers: young adult fantastic realism. Though fantastic realism plays a crucial part in the short history of young adult literature, up until now this genre has typically been overlooked or subsumed into the wider class of fantasy. Touching on well-known authors including Robert Cormier, Melvin Burgess, Gillian Cross, Margaret Mahy, K.M. Peyton and Robert Westall, as well as previously unexamined writers, Waller explores the themes and ideological perspectives embedded in fantastic realist novels in order to ask whether parallel realities and fantastic identities produce forms of adolescence that are dynamic and subversive. One of the first studies to deal with late twentieth-century fantastic literature for young adults, this book makes a valuable contribution to our understanding of adult attitudes toward adolescent identity.

J R R Tolkien Robert E Howard And The Birth Of Modern Fantasy

Author: Deke Parsons
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 147661749X
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The birth of modern fantasy in 1930s Britain and America saw the development of new literary and film genres. J.R.R. Tolkien created modern fantasy with The Lord of the Rings, set in a fictional world based upon his life in the early 20th century British Empire, and his love of language and medieval literature. In small-town Texas, Robert E. Howard pounded out his own fantasy realm in his Conan stories, published serially in the ephemeral pulp magazines he loved. Jerry Siegel created Superman with Joe Shuster, and laid the foundation for perhaps the most far-reaching fantasy worlds: the universe of DC and Marvel comics. The work of extraordinary people who lived in an extraordinary decade, this modern fantasy canon still provides source material for the most successful literary and film franchises of the 21st century. Modern fantasy speaks to the human experience and still shows its origins from the lives and times of its creators.

His Dark Materials Illuminated

Author: Millicent Lenz
Editor: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814332078
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The first critical analysis of Philip Pullman's cross-age fantasy trilogy.

The Language In Science Fiction And Fantasy

Author: Susan Mandala
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1847063012
Size: 20,25 MB
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Science Fiction In The Real World

Author: Norman Spinrad
Editor: SIU Press
ISBN: 9780809316717
Size: 19,46 MB
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This collection of 14 essays on science fiction, most of which originally appeared in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, explores critical standards; questions of genre, including film and the graphic novel (an evolution of the comic book); and images of the hero. Spinrad provides sketches of four major writers: Sturgeon, Vonnegut, Ballard, and Dick. He also discusses the economic, social, and literary forces that have shaped contemporary science fiction. ISBN 0-8093-1538-6: