The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature

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Download or read book The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature written by Edward James 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.

The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature

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ISBN 10 : 9781107493735
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Download or read book The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature written by Edward James 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).

The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 0521016576
Pages : 330 pages
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Download or read book The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction written by Edward James 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

The Cambridge Companion to Popular Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9780521513371
Pages : 245 pages
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Download or read book The Cambridge Companion to Popular Fiction written by David Glover 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.

Ethics and Form in Fantasy Literature

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ISBN 10 : 9781137469694
Pages : 261 pages
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Download or read book Ethics and Form in Fantasy Literature written by Lykke Guanio-Uluru 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.

Children's Fantasy Literature

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ISBN 10 : 9781107018143
Pages : 289 pages
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Download or read book Children's Fantasy Literature written by Michael Levy 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.

Transitions and Dissolving Boundaries in the Fantastic

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ISBN 10 : 9783643801852
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Download or read book Transitions and Dissolving Boundaries in the Fantastic written by Christine Lötscher 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)

The Cambridge Companion to the Body in Literature

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ISBN 10 : 9781107048096
Pages : 293 pages
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Download or read book The Cambridge Companion to the Body in Literature written by David Hillman 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.

The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of London

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ISBN 10 : 9780521897525
Pages : 323 pages
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Download or read book The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of London written by Lawrence Manley 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.

Queering Faith in Fantasy Literature

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ISBN 10 : 9781350231757
Pages : 248 pages
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Download or read book Queering Faith in Fantasy Literature written by Taylor Driggers 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.

Fantasy Literature

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ISBN 10 : 9789463007580
Pages : 234 pages
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Download or read book Fantasy Literature written by Mark A. Fabrizi and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-10-11 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fantasy literature, often derided as superficial and escapist, is one of the most popular and enduring genres of fiction worldwide. It is also—perhaps surprisingly—thought-provoking, structurally complex, and relevant to contemporary society, as the essays in this volume attest. The scholars, teachers, and authors represented here offer their perspectives on this engaging genre. Within these pages, a reader will find a wealth of ideas to help teachers use these texts in the classroom, challenging students to read fantasy with a critical eye. They employ interdisciplinary, philosophical, and religious lenses, as well as Marxist and feminist critical theory, to help students unlock texts. The books discussed include epic fantasy by such authors as Tolkien and Le Guin, children’s fantasy by Beatrix Potter and Saint-Exupéry, modern fantasy by Rowling and Martin, and even fairy tales and comic books. The contributors offer provocations, questioning the texts and pushing the boundaries of meaning within the fantasy genre. And in doing so, they challenge readers themselves to ponder these tales more deeply. But through each of these chapters runs a profound love of the genre and a respect for those who produce such beautiful and moving stories. Furthermore, as with all the books in this series, this volume is informed by the tenets of critical pedagogy, and is focused on re-envisioning fantasy literature through the lens of social justice and empowerment. Prepare to be challenged and inspired as you read these explorations of a much-loved genre.

Race and Popular Fantasy Literature

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ISBN 10 : 9781317532170
Pages : 239 pages
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Download or read book Race and Popular Fantasy Literature written by Helen Young 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.

Fantasy Literature and Christianity

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ISBN 10 : 9781476634838
Pages : 223 pages
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Download or read book Fantasy Literature and Christianity written by Weronika Łaszkiewicz 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.

The Routledge Research Companion to Popular Romance Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9781317041948
Pages : 566 pages
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Download or read book The Routledge Research Companion to Popular Romance Fiction written by Jayashree Kamblé 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.

Literary Fantasy in Contemporary Chinese Diasporic Women's Literature

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ISBN 10 : 9781498595476
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Download or read book Literary Fantasy in Contemporary Chinese Diasporic Women's Literature written by Fang Tang 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.

The Cambridge Companion to James Joyce

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ISBN 10 : 0521545536
Pages : 316 pages
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Download or read book The Cambridge Companion to James Joyce written by Derek Attridge 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.

Twenty-First-Century Popular Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9781474414869
Pages : 208 pages
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Download or read book Twenty-First-Century Popular Fiction written by Bernice M. Murphy 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.