Download Free The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature PDF by Edward James Full Book and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2012-01-26 with total page 297 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines the history of fantasy literature from its origins during the Enlightenment to the present, discussing its major themes and codes, writing and reading strategies, subgenres, and noteworthy writers.
Download Free The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature PDF by Edward James Full Book and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2012-01-26 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fantasy is a creation of the Enlightenment, and the recognition that excitement and wonder can be found in imagining impossible things. From the ghost stories of the Gothic to the zombies and vampires of twenty-first-century popular literature, from Mrs Radcliffe to Ms Rowling, the fantastic has been popular with readers. Since Tolkien and his many imitators, however, it has become a major publishing phenomenon. In this volume, critics and authors of fantasy look at its history since the Enlightenment, introduce readers to some of the different codes for the reading and understanding of fantasy, and examine some of the many varieties and subgenres of fantasy; from magical realism at the more literary end of the genre, to paranormal romance at the more popular end. The book is edited by the same pair who produced The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction (winner of a Hugo Award in 2005).
Download Free The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction PDF by Edward James Full Book and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2003-11-20 with total page 330 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Table of contents
Download Free The Cambridge Companion to Popular Fiction PDF by David Glover Full Book and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2012-04-05 with total page 245 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An overview of popular literature from the early nineteenth century to the present day from a historical and comparative perspective.
Download Free Ethics and Form in Fantasy Literature PDF by Lykke Guanio-Uluru Full Book and published by Springer. This book was released on 2015-08-10 with total page 261 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ethics and Form in Fantasy Literature: Tolkien, Rowling and Meyer by Lykke Guanio-Uluru examines formal and ethical aspects of The Lord of the Rings , Harry Potter and the Twilight series in order to discover what best-selling fantasy texts can tell us about the values of contemporary Western culture.
Download Free Children's Fantasy Literature PDF by Michael Levy Full Book and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2016-04-21 with total page 289 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A comprehensive study of children's fantasy literature across the English-speaking world, from the sixteenth century to the present.
Author : Christine Lötscher
Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
Release Date : 2014
ISBN : 3643801858
Pages : 213 pages
Rating : 4.3/5 (81 Download)
Download Free Transitions and Dissolving Boundaries in the Fantastic PDF by Christine Lötscher Full Book and published by LIT Verlag Münster. This book was released on 2014 with total page 213 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: By creating hybrid zones of autonomy, the 'fantastic' - a subgenre of literary works - provides alternatives to conventional understandings of the world, knowledge, or identity. The fantastic raises a number of significant questions about cultural and social developments, and challenges existing boundaries. With regard to fantastic fiction in literature and different media representations, the articles in this volume explore: crossings into other worlds, time travel, metamorphoses, hybrid creatures, and a variety of other transitions and transgressions. The book analyzes hybrid genres, inter-media adaptations, transpositions into new media, as well as various forms of crossover as exemplified in the increasing trend of generation-spanning all-age literature. (Series: Research in the Fantastic / Fantastikforschung - Vol. 2)
Download Free The Cambridge Companion to the Body in Literature PDF by David Hillman Full Book and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2015-05-26 with total page 293 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Companion offers the first systematic analysis of the body in literature, from the Middle Ages to the present day.
Author : Lawrence Manley
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2011-08-18
ISBN : 0521897521
Pages : 323 pages
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Download Free The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of London PDF by Lawrence Manley Full Book and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2011-08-18 with total page 323 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book offers a variety of approaches to the topic of London in English literature from the Middle Ages to the present.
Download Free Queering Faith in Fantasy Literature PDF by Taylor Driggers Full Book and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2022-01-13 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fantasy literature inhabits the realms of the orthodox and heterodox, the divine and demonic simultaneously, making it uniquely positioned to imaginatively re-envision Christian theology from a position of difference. Having an affinity for the monstrous and the 'other', and a preoccupation with desires and forms of embodiment that subvert dominant understandings of reality, fantasy texts hold hitherto unexplored potential for articulating queer and feminist religious perspectives. Focusing primarily on fantastic literature of the mid- to late twentieth century, this book examines how Christian theology in the genre is dismantled, re-imagined and transformed from the margins of gender and sexuality. Aligning fantasy with Derrida's theories of deconstruction, Taylor Driggers explores how the genre can re-figure God as the 'other' excluded and erased from theology. Through careful readings of C.S. Lewis's Till We Have Faces, Angela Carter's The Passion of New Eve, and Ursula K. Le Guin's The Left Hand of Darkness and the Earthsea novels, Driggers contends that fantasy can challenge cis-normative, heterosexual, and patriarchal theology. Also engaging with the theories of Hélène Cixous, Luce Irigaray, Marcella Althaus-Reid, and Linn Marie Tonstad, this book demonstrates that whilst fantasy cannot save Christianity from itself, nor rehabilitate it for marginalised subjects, it confronts theology with its silenced others in a way that bypasses institutional debates on inclusion and leadership, asking how theology might be imagined otherwise.
Download Free Race and Popular Fantasy Literature PDF by Helen Young Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-08-11 with total page 239 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book illuminates the racialized nature of twenty-first century Western popular culture by exploring how discourses of race circulate in the Fantasy genre. It examines not only major texts in the genre, but also the impact of franchises, industry, editorial and authorial practices, and fan engagements on race and representation. Approaching Fantasy as a significant element of popular culture, it visits the struggles over race, racism, and white privilege that are enacted within creative works across media and the communities which revolve around them. While scholars of Science Fiction have explored the genre’s racialized constructs of possible futures, this book is the first examination of Fantasy to take up the topic of race in depth. The book’s interdisciplinary approach, drawing on Literary, Cultural, Fan, and Whiteness Studies, offers a cultural history of the anxieties which haunt Western popular culture in a century eager to declare itself post-race. The beginnings of the Fantasy genre’s habits of whiteness in the twentieth century are examined, with an exploration of the continuing impact of older problematic works through franchising, adaptation, and imitation. Young also discusses the major twenty-first century sub-genres which both re-use and subvert Fantasy conventions. The final chapter explores debates and anti-racist praxis in authorial and fan communities. With its multi-pronged approach and innovative methodology, this book is an important and original contribution to studies of race, Fantasy, and twenty-first century popular culture.
Download Free Fantasy Literature and Christianity PDF by Weronika Łaszkiewicz Full Book and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2018-10-04 with total page 223 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The debate surrounding the Christian aspects of C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia, J.R.R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials and J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter has revealed not only the prominence of religious themes in fantasy fiction, but also readers' concerns over portrayals of religion in fantasy. Yet while analyses of these works fill many volumes, other fantasy series have received much less attention. This critical study explores the fantastic religions and religious themes in American and Canadian works by Stephen R. Donaldson (Chronicles of Thomas Covenant), Guy Gavriel Kay (Fionavar Tapestry), Celia S. Friedman (Coldfire Trilogy), and Brandon Sanderson (Mistborn). References to biblical tradition and Christian teachings reveal these writers' overall approach to Christianity and the relationship between Christianity and the fantasy genre.
Author : Jayashree Kamblé
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date : 2020-08-11
ISBN : 1317041941
Pages : 566 pages
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Download Free The Routledge Research Companion to Popular Romance Fiction PDF by Jayashree Kamblé Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-08-11 with total page 566 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Popular romance fiction constitutes the largest segment of the global book market. Bringing together an international group of scholars, The Routledge Research Companion to Popular Romance Fiction offers a ground-breaking exploration of this global genre and its remarkable readership. In recognition of the diversity of the form, the Companion provides a history of the genre, an overview of disciplinary approaches to studying romance fiction, and critical analyses of important subgenres, themes, and topics. It also highlights new and understudied avenues of inquiry for future research in this vibrant and still-emerging field. The first systematic, comprehensive resource on romance fiction, this Companion will be invaluable to students and scholars, and accessible to romance readers.
Author : Fang Tang
Publisher : Lexington Books
Release Date : 2019-12-15
ISBN : 1498595472
Pages : 205 pages
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Download Free Literary Fantasy in Contemporary Chinese Diasporic Women's Literature PDF by Fang Tang Full Book and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2019-12-15 with total page 205 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the use of literary fantasy in the construction of identity and ‘home’ in contemporary diasporic Chinese women’s literature. It argues that the use of fantasy acts as a way of undermining the power of patriarchy and unsettling fixed notions of home. The idea of home explored in this book relates to complicated struggles to gain a sense of belonging, as experienced by marginalized subjects in constructing their diasporic identities — which can best be understood as unstable, shifting, and shaped by historical conditions and power relations. Fantasy is seen to operate in the corpus of this book as a literary mode, as defined by Rosemary Jackson. Literary fantasy offers a way to rework ancient myths, fairy tales, ghost stories and legends; it also subverts conventional narratives and challenges the power of patriarchy and other dominant ideologies. Through a critical reading of four diasporic Chinese women authors, namely, Maxine Hong Kingston, Adeline Yen Mah, Ying Chen and Larissa Lai, this book aims to offer critical insights into how their works re-imagine a ‘home’ through literary fantasy which leads beyond nationalist and Orientalist stereotypes; and how essentialist conceptions of diasporic culture are challenged by global geopolitics and cultural interactions.
Download Free The Cambridge Companion to James Joyce PDF by Derek Attridge Full Book and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2004-06-17 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This second edition of The Cambridge Companion to Joyce contains several revised essays, reflecting increasing emphasis on Joyce's politics, a fresh sense of the importance of his engagement with Ireland, and the changes wrought by gender studies on criticism of his work. This Companion gathers an international team of leading scholars who shed light on Joyce's work and life. The contributions are informative, stimulating and full of rich and accessible insights which will provoke thought and discussion in and out of the classroom. The Companion's reading lists and extended bibliography offer readers the necessary tools for further informed exploration of Joyce studies. This volume is designed primarily as a students' reference work (although it is organised so that it can also be read from cover to cover), and will deepen and extend the enjoyment and understanding of Joyce for the new reader.
Download Free Twenty-First-Century Popular Fiction PDF by Bernice M. Murphy Full Book and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2017-12-04 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This groundbreaking collection provides students with a timely and accessible overview of current trends within contemporary popular fiction.
Download Free Modern Children's Literature PDF by Catherine Butler Full Book and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2014-12-12 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An established introductory textbook that provides students with a guide to developments in children's literature over time and across genres. This stimulating collection of critical essays written by a team of subject experts explores key British, American and Australian works, from picture books and texts for younger children, through to graphic novels and young adult fiction. It combines accessible close readings of children's texts with informed examinations of genres, issues and critical contexts, making it an essential practical book for students. This is an ideal core text for dedicated modules on Children's literature which may be offered at the upper levels of an undergraduate literature or education degree. In addition it is a crucial resource for students who may be studying children's literature for the first time as part of a taught postgraduate degree in literature or education. New to this Edition: - Revised and updated throughout in light of recent children's books and the latest research - Includes new coverage of key topics such as canon formation, fantasy and technology - Features an essay on children's poetry by the former Children's Laureate, Michael Rosen