Understanding Contemporary American Science Fiction

Download Understanding Contemporary American Science Fiction PDF

Author :
Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
Release Date :
Language : EN, FR, GB
ISBN 10 : 1570035857
Pages : 220 pages
File : PDF, EPUB, or MOBI
Rating : 4.0/5 (358 users download)


GO BOOK!


Summary Book Review Understanding Contemporary American Science Fiction :

Download or read book Understanding Contemporary American Science Fiction written by Darren Harris-Fain and published by Univ of South Carolina Press. This book was released on 2005 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The acclaimed international bestseller in a fresh new jacket.Axis has fled to Talon Spike, the home of the Icarii, where he must learn to wield his Enchanter powers to fulfil the Prophecy. Somehow he must lead the Icarii and the Avar back into Achar, defeat his half-brother, Borneheld, and reunite the former kingdom of Tencendor under his rule.Meanwhile, Gorgrael waits impatiently for winter, to continue his destructive drive into the heart of Achar.Douglass skilfully moves her characters through this fantastic world where family ties can be deadly and love does not always conquer all.'.Sara Douglass makes her mark with this vivid, gritty saga brimming with treachery, action, bravery, and dark magic' - Elizabeth Haydon, author of Destiny.'This is storytelling at its best, with fast-paced action, gritty realism, powerful characters, magic and romance' - Romantic Times.'Epic storytelling on a par with Terry Goodkind and Robert Jordan' - Library Journal.

Understanding Contemporary American Literary Theory

Download Understanding Contemporary American Literary Theory PDF

Author :
Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
Release Date :
Language : EN, FR, GB
ISBN 10 : 1570034982
Pages : 220 pages
File : PDF, EPUB, or MOBI
Rating : 4.0/5 (349 users download)


GO BOOK!


Summary Book Review Understanding Contemporary American Literary Theory :

Download or read book Understanding Contemporary American Literary Theory written by Michael Paul Spikes and published by Univ of South Carolina Press. This book was released on 2003 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this revised edition of Understanding Contemporary American Literary Theory, Michael P. Spikes adds Stanley Fish and Susan Bordo to the critics whose careers, key texts, and central assumptions he discusses in introducing readers to developments in American literary theory during the past thirty-five years. Underscoring the largely heterogeneous mix of strategies and suppositions that these critics, along with Paul de Man, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Edward W. Said, and Stephen Greenblatt, represent, Spikes offers concise analyses of their principal claims and illustrates how their works reflect a range of critical perspectives, from deconstruction, African American studies, and reader-response theory to political criticism, the new historicism, and feminism.

Teaching Science Fiction

Download Teaching Science Fiction PDF

Author :
Publisher : Springer
Release Date :
Language : EN, FR, GB
ISBN 10 : 9780230300392
Pages : 266 pages
File : PDF, EPUB, or MOBI
Rating : 4.2/5 (33 users download)


GO BOOK!


Summary Book Review Teaching Science Fiction :

Download or read book Teaching Science Fiction written by A. Sawyer and published by Springer. This book was released on 2011-03-24 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Teaching Science Fiction is the first text in thirty years to explore the pedagogic potential of that most intellectually stimulating and provocative form of popular literature: science fiction. Innovative and academically lively, it offers valuable insights into how SF can be taught historically, culturally and practically at university level.

The Cambridge Companion to American Science Fiction

Download The Cambridge Companion to American Science Fiction PDF

Author :
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date :
Language : EN, FR, GB
ISBN 10 : 9781107052468
Pages : 290 pages
File : PDF, EPUB, or MOBI
Rating : 4.1/5 (7 users download)


GO BOOK!


Summary Book Review The Cambridge Companion to American Science Fiction :

Download or read book The Cambridge Companion to American Science Fiction written by Gerry Canavan and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2015-01-26 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Companion explores the relationship between the ideas and themes of American science fiction and their roots in the American cultural experience.

Science Fiction

Download Science Fiction PDF

Author :
Publisher : Polity
Release Date :
Language : EN, FR, GB
ISBN 10 : 9780745628936
Pages : 305 pages
File : PDF, EPUB, or MOBI
Rating : 4.7/5 (456 users download)


GO BOOK!


Summary Book Review Science Fiction :

Download or read book Science Fiction written by Roger Luckhurst and published by Polity. This book was released on 2005-05-06 with total page 305 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this new and timely cultural history of science fiction, Roger Luckhurst examines the genre from its origins in the late nineteenth century to its latest manifestations. The book introduces and explicates major works of science fiction literature by placing them in a series of contexts, using the history of science and technology, political and economic history, and cultural theory to develop the means for understanding the unique qualities of the genre. Luckhurst reads science fiction as a literature of modernity. His astute analysis examines how the genre provides a constantly modulating record of how human embodiment is transformed by scientific and technological change and how the very sense of self is imaginatively recomposed in popular fictions that range from utopian possibility to Gothic terror. This highly readable study charts the overlapping yet distinct histories of British and American science fiction, with commentary on the central authors, magazines, movements and texts from 1880 to the present day. It will be an invaluable guide and resource for all students taking courses on science fiction, technoculture and popular literature, but will equally be fascinating for anyone who has ever enjoyed a science fiction book.

Modern Science Fiction: A Critical Analysis

Download Modern Science Fiction: A Critical Analysis PDF

Author :
Publisher : McFarland
Release Date :
Language : EN, FR, GB
ISBN 10 : 9781476673196
Pages : 213 pages
File : PDF, EPUB, or MOBI
Rating : 4.4/5 (766 users download)


GO BOOK!


Summary Book Review Modern Science Fiction: A Critical Analysis :

Download or read book Modern Science Fiction: A Critical Analysis written by James Gunn and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2018-05-24 with total page 213 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: James Gunn--one of the founding figures of science fiction scholarship and teaching--wrote in 1951 what is likely the first master's thesis on modern science fiction. Portions were in the short-lived pulp magazine Dynamic but it has otherwise remained unavailable. Here in its first full publication, the thesis explores many of the classic Golden Age stories of the 1940s and the critical perspective that informed Gunn's essential genre history Alternate Worlds and his anthology series The Road to Science Fiction. The editor's introduction and commentary show the historical significance of Gunn's work and its relevance to today's science fiction studies.

Science Fact and Science Fiction

Download Science Fact and Science Fiction PDF

Author :
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date :
Language : EN, FR, GB
ISBN 10 : 9781135923747
Pages : 576 pages
File : PDF, EPUB, or MOBI
Rating : 4.1/5 (359 users download)


GO BOOK!


Summary Book Review Science Fact and Science Fiction :

Download or read book Science Fact and Science Fiction written by Brian Stableford and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2006-09-06 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Science fiction is a literary genre based on scientific speculation. Works of science fiction use the ideas and the vocabulary of all sciences to create valid narratives that explore the future effects of science on events and human beings. Science Fact and Science Fiction examines in one volume how science has propelled science-fiction and, to a lesser extent, how science fiction has influenced the sciences. Although coverage will discuss the science behind the fiction from the Classical Age to the present, focus is naturally on the 19th century to the present, when the Industrial Revolution and spectacular progress in science and technology triggered an influx of science-fiction works speculating on the future. As scientific developments alter expectations for the future, the literature absorbs, uses, and adapts such contextual visions. The goal of the Encyclopedia is not to present a catalog of sciences and their application in literary fiction, but rather to study the ongoing flow and counterflow of influences, including how fictional representations of science affect how we view its practice and disciplines. Although the main focus is on literature, other forms of science fiction, including film and video games, are explored and, because science is an international matter, works from non-English speaking countries are discussed as needed.

Science Fiction After 1900

Download Science Fiction After 1900 PDF

Author :
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date :
Language : EN, FR, GB
ISBN 10 : 9781136761195
Pages : 208 pages
File : PDF, EPUB, or MOBI
Rating : 4.1/5 (367 users download)


GO BOOK!


Summary Book Review Science Fiction After 1900 :

Download or read book Science Fiction After 1900 written by Brooks Landon and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-05-01 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Understanding Contemporary Chicana Literature

Download Understanding Contemporary Chicana Literature PDF

Author :
Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
Release Date :
Language : EN, FR, GB
ISBN 10 : 157003379X
Pages : 283 pages
File : PDF, EPUB, or MOBI
Rating : 4.0/5 (337 users download)


GO BOOK!


Summary Book Review Understanding Contemporary Chicana Literature :

Download or read book Understanding Contemporary Chicana Literature written by Deborah L. Madsen and published by Univ of South Carolina Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 283 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Exploring the work of six notable authors, this text reveals characteristic themes, images and stylistic devices that make contemporary Chicana writing a vibrant and innovative part of a burgeoning Latina creativity.

Contemporary American Science Fiction Film

Download Contemporary American Science Fiction Film PDF

Author :
Publisher : Routledge
Release Date :
Language : EN, FR, GB
ISBN 10 : 9781000540642
Pages : 236 pages
File : PDF, EPUB, or MOBI
Rating : 4.0/5 (5 users download)


GO BOOK!


Summary Book Review Contemporary American Science Fiction Film :

Download or read book Contemporary American Science Fiction Film written by Terence McSweeney and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2022-02-22 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contemporary American Science Fiction Film explores and interrogates a diverse variety of popular and culturally relevant American science fiction films made in the first two decades of the new millennium, offering a ground-breaking investigation of the impactful role of genre cinema in the modern era. Placing one of the most popular and culturally resonant American film genres broadly within its rich social, historical, industrial, and political context, the book interrogates some of the defining critical debates of the era via an in-depth analysis of a range of important films. An international team of authors draw on case studies from across the science fiction genre to examine what these films can tell us about the time period, how the films themselves connect to the social and political context, how the fears and anxieties they portray resonate beyond the screen, and how the genre responds to the shifting coordinates of the Hollywood film industry. Offering new insights and perspectives on the cinematic science fiction genre, this volume will appeal primarily to scholars and students of film, television, cultural and media studies, as well as anyone interested in science fiction and speculative film.

Understanding Gish Jen

Download Understanding Gish Jen PDF

Author :
Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
Release Date :
Language : EN, FR, GB
ISBN 10 : 9781611175899
Pages : 152 pages
File : PDF, EPUB, or MOBI
Rating : 4.6/5 (111 users download)


GO BOOK!


Summary Book Review Understanding Gish Jen :

Download or read book Understanding Gish Jen written by Jennifer Ann Ho and published by Univ of South Carolina Press. This book was released on 2015-11-30 with total page 152 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Jennifer Ann Ho introduces readers to a “typical American” writer, Gish Jen, the author of four novels, Typical American, Mona in the Promised Land, The Love Wife, and World and Town; a collection of short stories, Who’s Irish?; and a collection of lectures, Tiger Writing: Art, Culture, and the Interdependent Self. Jen writes with an engaging, sardonic, and imaginative voice illuminating themes common to the American experience: immigration, assimilation, individualism, the freedom to choose one’s path in life, and the complicated relationships that we have with our families and our communities. A second-generation Chinese American, Jen is widely recognized as an important American literary voice, at once accessible, philosophical, and thought-provoking. In addition to her novels, she has published widely in periodicals such as the New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly, and Yale Review. Ho traces the evolution of Jen’s career, her themes, and the development of her narrative voice. In the process she shows why Jen’s observations about life in the United States, though revealed through the perspectives of her Asian American and Asian immigrant characters, resonate with a variety of audiences who find themselves reflected in Jen’s accounts of love, grief, desire, disappointment, and the general domestic experiences that shape all our lives. Following a brief biographical sketch, Ho examines each of Jen’s major works, showing how she traces the transformation of immigrant dreams into mundane life, explores the limits of self-identification, and characterizes problems of cross-national communication alongside the universal problems of aging and generational conflict. Looking beyond Jen’s fiction work, a final chapter examines her essays and her concerns and stature as a public intellectual, and detailed primary and secondary bibliographies provide a valuable point of departure for both teaching and future scholarship.

Understanding Don DeLillo

Download Understanding Don DeLillo PDF

Author :
Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
Release Date :
Language : EN, FR, GB
ISBN 10 : 9781611174458
Pages : 168 pages
File : PDF, EPUB, or MOBI
Rating : 4.6/5 (111 users download)


GO BOOK!


Summary Book Review Understanding Don DeLillo :

Download or read book Understanding Don DeLillo written by Henry Veggian and published by Univ of South Carolina Press. This book was released on 2014-11-10 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Henry Veggian introduces readers to one of the most influential American writers of the last half- century. Winner of the National Book Award, American Book Award, and the first Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction, Don Delillo is the author of short stories, screenplays, and fifteen novels including his breakthrough work White Noise (1985) and Pulitzer Prize finalists Mao II (1992) and Underworld (1998). Veggian traces the evolution of DeLillo’s work through the three phases of the author’s career as a fiction writer, from the experimental early novels, through the more substantial works of the mid-1980s and 1990s, into the “smaller” but newly innovative novels of the last decade. He guides readers to Delillo’s principal concerns—the tension between biography and anonymity, the blurred boundary between fiction and historical narrative, and the importance of literary authorship in opposition to various structures of power—and traces the evolution of his changing narrative techniques. Beginning with a brief biography, an introduction to reading strategies, and a survey of the major concepts and questions that inform writings about DeLillo’s work, Veggian proceeds chronologically through the major novels of the author’s career. His discussion summarizes complicated plots, reflects critical responses to the author’s work, and explains the literary tools used to fashion his characters, narrators, and events. In a concluding chapter, Veggian engages DeLillo’s notable examples of other modes, particularly the short story that, he shows, reveals important insights into his “modular” working method as well as the evolution of his novels.

Understanding Colum McCann

Download Understanding Colum McCann PDF

Author :
Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
Release Date :
Language : EN, FR, GB
ISBN 10 : 9781611172218
Pages : 256 pages
File : PDF, EPUB, or MOBI
Rating : 4.6/5 (111 users download)


GO BOOK!


Summary Book Review Understanding Colum McCann :

Download or read book Understanding Colum McCann written by John Cusatis and published by Univ of South Carolina Press. This book was released on 2012-08-24 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Understanding Colum McCann chronicles the Irish-born writer's journey to literary celebrity from his days as a teenage sportswriter for the Irish Press in the 1970s, through the publication of his award-winning first story, "Tresses," in 1990, to his winning the 2009 National Book Award in fiction for the international bestseller Let the Great World Spin. In this first critical study of McCann's body of work, John Cusatis provides an introduction to McCann's life and career; an overview of his major themes, style, and influences; and close readings of his two short story collections and five novels. Cusatis traces McCann's redefinition of the Irish novel, exploring the author's propensity for transcending aesthetic, cultural, ethnic, geographical, and social boundaries in his ascent from the status of "Irish novelist" to "international novelist." In the process, this study illuminates the various incarnations of McCann's perennial subject: exile, both geographical and emotional. Cusatis also delineates how the influences of McCann's Irish upbringing, penchant for international travel, and exhaustive and eclectic reading of literature manifest themselves in his fiction. Close attention is given to McCann's stylistic trademarks, such as his poetic voice, use of Christian symbolism, Irish and classical mythology, intertextuality, multiple viewpoints, nonlinear plot structure, and the merger of what McCann deems "factual truth" and "textual truth." Understanding Colum McCann makes use of the existing body of published interviews, profiles, and critical articles, as well as a decade of correspondence between Cusatis and McCann. With international interest in McCann on the rise, this first full-length study of his career to date serves as an ideal point of entrance for students, scholars, and serious readers, and offers the biographical and critical foundation necessary for a deeper understanding of McCann's fiction.

Understanding David Mamet

Download Understanding David Mamet PDF

Author :
Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
Release Date :
Language : EN, FR, GB
ISBN 10 : 9781611172003
Pages : 160 pages
File : PDF, EPUB, or MOBI
Rating : 4.6/5 (111 users download)


GO BOOK!


Summary Book Review Understanding David Mamet :

Download or read book Understanding David Mamet written by David Murphy and published by Univ of South Carolina Press. This book was released on 2012-08-27 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Understanding David Mamet analyzes the broad range of David Mamet's plays and places them in the context of his career as a prolific writer of fiction and nonfiction prose as well as drama. Over the past three decades, Mamet has written more than thirty produced plays and garnered recognition as one of the most significant and influential American playwrights of the post-World War II generation. In addition to playwriting and directing for the theater, Mamet also writes, directs, and produces for film and television, and he writes essays, fiction, poetry, and even children's books. The author remains best known for depicting men in gritty, competitive work environments and for his vernacular dialogue (known in the theater as "Mametspeak"), which has raised the expletive to an art form. In this insightful survey of Mamet's body of work, Brenda Murphy explores the broad range of his writing for the theater and introduces readers to Mamet's major writing in other literary genres as well as some of his neglected pieces. Murphy centers her discussion around Mamet's most significant plays—Glengarry Glen Ross, Oleanna, American Buffalo, Speed-the-Plow, The Cryptogram, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, Edmond, The Woods, Lakeboat, Boston Marriage, and The Duck Variations—as well as his three novels—The Village, The Old Religion, and Wilson. Murphy also notes how Mamet's one-act and less known plays provide important context for the major plays and help to give a fuller sense of the scope of his art. A chapter on his numerous essays, including his most anthologized piece of writing, the autobiographical essay "The Rake," reflects Mamet's controversial and evolving ideas about the theater, film, politics, religion, and masculinity. Throughout her study Murphy incorporates references to Mamet's popular films as useful waypoints for contextualizing his literary works and understanding his continuing evolution as a writer for multiple mediums.

Understanding Etheridge Knight

Download Understanding Etheridge Knight PDF

Author :
Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
Release Date :
Language : EN, FR, GB
ISBN 10 : 9781611172638
Pages : 176 pages
File : PDF, EPUB, or MOBI
Rating : 4.6/5 (111 users download)


GO BOOK!


Summary Book Review Understanding Etheridge Knight :

Download or read book Understanding Etheridge Knight written by Michael S. Collins and published by Univ of South Carolina Press. This book was released on 2013-01-23 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Understanding Etheridge Knight introduces readers to a major—but understudied—American poet. Etheridge Knight (1931–1991) survived a shrapnel wound suffered during military service in Korea, as well as a drug addiction that led to an eight-year prison sentence, to publish five volumes of poetry and a small cache of powerful prose. His status in the front ranks of American poets and thinkers on poetry was acknowledged in 1984, when he won the Shelley Memorial Award, which had previously gone, as an acknowledgement of "genius and need," to E. E. Cummings, Gwendolyn Brooks, and W. S. Merwin. In this first book-length study of Knight and his complete body of work, Michael Collins examines the poetry of a complex literary figure who, following imprisonment, transformed his life to establish himself as a charismatic voice in American poetry and an accomplished teacher at institutions such as the University of Hartford, Lincoln University, and his own Free Peoples Poetry Workshops. Beginning with a concise biography of Knight, Collins explores Knight's volumes of poetry including Poems from Prison, Black Voices from Prison, Born of a Woman, and The Essential Etheridge Knight. Understanding Etheridge Knight brings attention to a crucial era in African American and American poetry and to the literature of the incarcerated while reflecting on the life and work of an original voice in American poetry.

Understanding Ron Rash

Download Understanding Ron Rash PDF

Author :
Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
Release Date :
Language : EN, FR, GB
ISBN 10 : 9781611174120
Pages : 160 pages
File : PDF, EPUB, or MOBI
Rating : 4.6/5 (111 users download)


GO BOOK!


Summary Book Review Understanding Ron Rash :

Download or read book Understanding Ron Rash written by John Lang and published by Univ of South Carolina Press. This book was released on 2014-08-13 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this first book-length analysis of Ron Rash's fiction and poetry, John Lang covers all of Rash’s books published through 2013 and offers key insights about his aims, themes, literary techniques and allusions, and major literary influences. Understanding Ron Rash introduces readers to the major themes and literary techniques in Ron Rash's poetry and fiction in the fourteen books he has published through 2013. After a brief survey of Rash's life and career, five subsequent chapters examine his work by genre, following the chronology of his books' publication. Lang begins with Rash’s first three collections of short fiction, examining their themes and style and interconnections. In an analysis of Rash's four volumes of poetry, Lang emphasizes both their grounding in Appalachia and their universal appeal. Then an examination of his first three novels considers Rash’s historical and ecological and religious concerns as well as his desire to preserve what is rapidly vanishing, including the region's vernacular language. Rash's best-known and most accomplished novel, Serena, with its vivid characters, is examined for its striking use of dramatic techniques, and varied literary allusions. After a study of his most recent novel, The Cove, Lang’s critical study's returns to Rash's recent work in short fiction: his Frank O'Connor Award-winning Burning Bright and Nothing Gold Can Stay, both of which demonstrate his wide-ranging subject matter and characters as well as his incisive portrait of contemporary life in Appalachia and beyond. An extensive bibliography of primary and secondary materials by and about Rash concludes the book, making it especially useful to students and teachers who want to learn more about Rash's work.

Understanding Cynthia Ozick

Download Understanding Cynthia Ozick PDF

Author :
Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
Release Date :
Language : EN, FR, GB
ISBN 10 : 0872497720
Pages : 182 pages
File : PDF, EPUB, or MOBI
Rating : 4.4/5 (977 users download)


GO BOOK!


Summary Book Review Understanding Cynthia Ozick :

Download or read book Understanding Cynthia Ozick written by Lawrence S. Friedman and published by Univ of South Carolina Press. This book was released on 1991 with total page 182 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A critical survey of the work of an important contemporary American-Jewish writer.