Download Free The Twilight Mystique PDF by Amy M. Clarke Full Book and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-01-10 with total page 247 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The 13 essays in this volume explore Stephenie Meyer’s wildly popular Twilight series in the contexts of literature, religion, fairy tales, film, and the gothic. Several examine Meyer’s emphasis on abstinence, considering how, why, and if the author’s Mormon faith has influenced the series’ worldview. Others look at fan involvement in the Twilight world, focusing on how the series’ avid following has led to an economic transformation in Forks, Washington, the real town where the fictional series is set. Other topics include Meyer’s use of Quileute shape-shifting legends, Twilight’s literary heritage and its frequent references to classic works of literature, and the series’ controversial depictions of femininity.
Download Free Fan Culture PDF by Katherine Larsen Full Book and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2012-03-15 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fan Culture: Theory/Practice brings together the most current scholarship on fan studies, in a way that makes it accessible and usable for both students and teachers. The essays in this collection explore the relative influence of academic and fan perspectives in the current group of scholar-fans and the ethical dilemmas that sometimes emerge from this interplay of identities, the impact of the increasingly reciprocal relationship between textual producers and consumers, and gender differences in fannish meaning-making and interaction. Fan Studies addresses these current issues through some of the most popular fannish texts, including Doctor Who, Torchwood, Star Wars, Star Trek, Supernatural, Smallville and Twilight. Fan Culture: Theory/Practice is thus designed to challenge some accepted notions, while asking relevant questions about pedagogy. How do we understand the state of the field, and teach fan studies both effectively and responsibly? The essays contained in this volume explore the dominant themes in the field, and seek to situate fan studies as a discipline with a pedagogy of its own.
Download Free Stephenie Meyer PDF by James Blasingame Full Book and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2012-06-07 with total page 136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Looks at the life and work of Stephenie Meyer, before and after writing Twilight. Also explores her writing style, with a look at each of her books.
Download Free A Treasure Chest of Verse from the Cutting Edge PDF by Ralph Reynaud Full Book and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2017-06-22 with total page 346 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Book of Poetic Verse spans some thirty (30) odd years of writing which is presented here as excepts from two (2) as yet unpublished works by this writer Unleash a CeaseFire Peace and Abiding within the Oneness of the One along with additional sections of verse. This Volume portrays the heartache and heartbreak of gun violence, pinpoints and analyzes the causative factors involved and proposes possible solutions. It challenges America to make word and deed one in reference to equality and equal justice under the law with all deliberate speed its Creed to heed. It gives an African-American perspective or world view of events across the years. It looks within the Spirit-Soul and Heart Beat of life for lifes existential vital answers about itself-for lifes sake! This Book of Verse is a treatise confronting the agony and challenge of gun violence in America specifically in the Black Community; the realities of inequality and injustice in racial America; and life as a spiritual journey with its existential ponderings and quest which is in its raw essence-a dare to be and a wonder unfolding to do and to see. The reader is invited to experience, to feel, to understand and to know through this poetic verse the vitality of Being, the value of the unfolding of Ones True-Self, the Unity of Community and the price of equality & justice in a truly egalitarian and democratic America!
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Download Free The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide PDF by Stephenie Meyer Full Book and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-04-13 with total page 528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This must-have edition is the definitive encyclopedic reference to the Twilight Saga and provides readers with everything they need to further explore the unforgettable world Stephenie Meyer created in TWILIGHT, NEW MOON, ECLIPSE, and BREAKING DAWN. Featuring almost 100 colour pages, The Twilight Saga: The Official Illustrated Guide includes exclusive new material, character profiles, genealogical charts, maps, extensive cross-references and much more, this comprehensive companion guide is essential for every Twilight Saga fan.
Download Free Taylor Lautner PDF by Rachel Lynette Full Book and published by Greenhaven Publishing LLC. This book was released on 2011-10-31 with total page 104 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Taylor Lautner, who owes his start in show business to his martial arts skills, is best known for his role as the werewolf Jacob Black in the Twilight films. Supporting biography and social studies assignments this engaging volume explores Lautner's life before and after his big-screen break. Chapters profile his early life, how his career in acting started, and how life has changed since becoming part of such a wildly popular franchise.
Download Free Gender(ed) Identities PDF by Tricia Clasen Full Book and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2016-08-25 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume brings together diverse, cross-disciplinary scholarly voices to examine gender construction in children's and young adult literature. It complements and updates the scholarship in the field by creating a rich, cohesive examination of core questions around gender and sexuality in classic and contemporary texts. By providing an expansive treatment of gender and sexuality across genres, eras, and national literature, the collection explores how readers encounter unorthodox as well as traditional notions of gender. It begins with essays exploring how children's and YA literature construct communities formed by gender, ethnicity, sexuality, and in face-to-face and virtual spaces. Section II's central focus is how gendered identities are formed, unpacking how texts for young readers ranging from Amish youth periodicals to the blockbuster Divergent series trace, reproduce, and shape gendered identity socialization. In section III, the essential literary function of translating trauma into narrative is addressed in classics like Anne of Green Gables and Pollyanna, as well as more recent works. Section IV's focus on sexuality and romance encompasses fiction and nonfiction works, examining how children's and young adult literature can serve as a regressive, progressive, and transgressive site for construction meaning about sex and romance. Last, Section IV offers new readings of paratextual features in literature for children -- from the classic tale of Cinderella to contemporary illustrated novels. The key achievement of this volume is providing an updated range of multidisciplinary and methodologically diverse analyses of critically and commercially successful texts, contributing to the scholarship on children's and YA literature; gender, sexuality, and women's studies; and a range of other disciplines.
Download Free Images of the Modern Vampire PDF by Barbara Brodman Full Book and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2013-10-04 with total page 262 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book examines vampires as an international phenomenon, not restricted to the original folk character, the literary vampire, or twentieth-century film versions. Instead, the authors reshape the legend into a post-modern image that is psychologically and socially relevant while retaining elements of folklore mixed with a hint of science fiction.
Download Free Fictions of Adolescent Carnality PDF by Lydia Kokkola Full Book and published by John Benjamins Publishing. This book was released on 2013-05-03 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fictions of Adolescent Carnality considers one of the most controversial topics related to adolescents: their experience of desire. In fiction for adolescents, carnal desire is variously presented as a source of angst, an overwhelming experience over which one has no control, bestial, disgusting and, just occasionally, a source of pleasure. The on-set of desire, within the Anglophone tradition, has been closely associated with the loss of innocence and the end of childhood. Drawing on a corpus of 200 narratives of adolescent desire, Kokkola examines the connections between sociological accounts of teenagers’ sexual behaviour, adult fears for and about their off-spring and fictional representations of adolescents exploring their sexuality. Taking up topics such as adolescent pregnancy and parenthood, queer sexualities, animal-human connections and sexual abuse, Kokkola provides wide-ranging insights into how Anglophone literature responds to adolescents’ carnal desires, and contributes to on-going debates on the construction of adolescence and the ideology of innocence.
Download Free Contemporary Adolescent Literature and Culture PDF by Dr Mary Hilton Full Book and published by Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.. This book was released on 2012-10-28 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Offering a wide range of critical perspectives, this volume explores the moral, ideological and literary landscapes in fiction and other cultural productions aimed at young adults. Topics examined are adolescence and the natural world, nationhood and identity, the mapping of sexual awakening onto postcolonial awareness, hybridity and trans-racial romance, transgressive sexuality, the sexually abused adolescent body, music as a code for identity formation, representations of adolescent emotion, and what neuroscience research tells us about young adult readers, writers, and young artists. Throughout, the volume explores the ways writers configure their adolescent protagonists as awkward, alienated, rebellious and unhappy, so that the figure of the young adult becomes a symbol of wider political and societal concerns. Examining in depth significant contemporary novels, including those by Julia Alvarez, Stephenie Meyer, Tamora Pierce, Malorie Blackman and Meg Rosoff, among others, Contemporary Adolescent Literature and Culture illuminates the ways in which the cultural constructions 'adolescent' and 'young adult fiction' share some of society's most painful anxieties and contradictions.
Author : Verena Bernardi
Publisher : Vernon Press
Release Date : 2019-10-31
ISBN : 1622737946
Pages : 298 pages
Rating : 4.2/5 (737 Download)
Download Free All Around Monstrous: Monster Media in Their Historical Contexts PDF by Verena Bernardi Full Book and published by Vernon Press. This book was released on 2019-10-31 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: We know all kinds of monsters. Vampires who suck human blood, werewolves who harass tourists in London or Paris, zombies who long to feast on our brains, or Godzilla, who is famous in and outside of Japan for destroying whole cities at once. Regardless of their monstrosity, all of these creatures are figments of the human mind and as real as they may seem, monsters are and always have been constructed by human beings. In other words, they are imagined. How they are imagined, however, depends on many different aspects and changes throughout history. The present volume provides an insight into the construction of monstrosity in different kinds of media, including literature, film, and TV series. It will show how and by whom monsters are really created, how time changes the perception of monsters and what characterizes specific monstrosities in their specific historical contexts. The book will provide valuable insights for scholars in different fields, whose interest focuses on either media studies or history.
Download Free The Gospel According to Twilight PDF by Elaine Heath Full Book and published by SPCK. This book was released on 2012-01-03 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With over one hundred million copies in print, and having generated a series of hugely popular films, the Twilight saga is one of the most successful fiction series ever written. But despite its tremendous popularity, few have questioned Twilight's theological assumptions or noticed the disturbing messages it sends out about women, violence and sexual stereotypes. Elaine Heath is both deeply admiring and deeply critical of the Twilight novels, and offers here an insightful analysis of what they say about temptation, sin, salvation, heaven and hell, sex, power, reconciliation and organized religion. Whether or not you are already a fan, this book will lead you to a deeper appreciation of both the good news and the bad news that Twilight tells about women, sex and God.
Download Free Knock Me Up, Knock Me Down PDF by Kelly Oliver Full Book and published by Columbia University Press. This book was released on 2012 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: No longer is pregnancy a repulsive or shameful condition in Hollywood films, but an attractive attribute, often enhancing the romantic or comedic storyline of a female character. Kelly Oliver investigates this curious shift and its reflection of changing attitudes toward women's roles in reproduction and the family. Not all representations signify progress. Oliver finds that in many pregnancy films, our anxieties over modern reproductive practices and technologies are made manifest, and in some cases perpetuate conventions curtailing women's freedom. Reading such films as Where the Heart Is (2000), Riding in Cars with Boys (2001), Palindromes (2004), Saved! (2004), Quinceañera (2006), Children of Men (2006), Knocked Up (2007), Juno (2007), Baby Mama (2008), Away We Go (2009), Precious (2009), The Back-up Plan (2010), Due Date (2010), and Twilight: Breaking Dawn (2011), Oliver investigates pregnancy as a vehicle for romance, a political issue of "choice," a representation of the hosting of "others," a prism for fears of miscegenation, and a screen for modern technological anxieties.
Download Free Interdisciplinary Approaches to Twilight PDF by Mariah Larsson Full Book and published by Svenska Historiska Media Förlag . This book was released on 2016-03-17 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With contributions from various experts, this is an interdisciplinary approach to the global phenomenon that is the Twilight series, which has evolved well beyond the novels by Stephenie Meyer. This anthology contains in-depth film analyses, gender perspectives, economic and literary studies of the book market, and several articles on fans and fandom as well as contributions investigating vampire fiction traditions and vampire religious beliefs. A theoretically well-founded study, this volume maps the contemporary cultural experience surrounding Twilight and discusses multiple themes, such as fear of aging, vampire ethics and the cross-generational appeal.
Author : Anne Morey
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2016-04-15
ISBN : 1317129342
Pages : 252 pages
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Download Free Genre, Reception, and Adaptation in the 'Twilight' Series PDF by Anne Morey Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-04-15 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Much of the criticism on Stephenie Meyer's immensely popular 'Twilight' novels has underrated or even disparaged the books while belittling the questionable taste of an audience that many believe is being inculcated with anti-feminist values. Avoiding a repetition of such reductive critiques of the series's purported shortcomings with respect to literary merit and political correctness, this volume adopts a cultural studies framework to explore the range of scholarly concerns awakened by the 'Twilight novels and their filmic adaptations. Contributors examine 'Twilight's debts to its predecessors in young adult, vampire, and romance literature; the problems of cinematic adaptation; issues in fan and critical reception in the United States and Korea; and the relationship between the series and contemporary conceptualizations of feminism, particularly girl culture. Placing the series within a broad tradition of literary history, reception studies, and filmic adaptation, the collection offers scholars the opportunity to engage with the books' importance for studies of popular culture, gender, and young adult literature.
Download Free The Twilight Symbols PDF by Julie-Anne Sykley Full Book and published by John Hunt Publishing. This book was released on 2012-09-16 with total page 463 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Discover the symbolic magic of the Twilight Saga.