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Cult Telefantasy Series: A Critical Analysis

Cult Telefantasy Series: A Critical Analysis


A Critical Analysis of The Prisoner, Twin Peaks, The X-Files, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Lost, Heroes, Doctor Who and Star Trek From The Prisoner in the 1960s to the more recent Heroes and Lost, a group of television series with strong elements of fantasy have achieved cult status. Focusing on eight such series, this work analyzes their respective innovations and influences. Assessing the...   [click here for more]
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Fantasy Media in the Classroom: Essays on Teaching with Film, Television, Literature, Graphic Novels and Video Games

Fantasy Media in the Classroom: Essays on Teaching with Film, Television, Literature, Graphic Novels and Video Games


A common misconception is that professors who use popular culture and fantasy in the classroom have abandoned the classics, yet in a variety of contexts--high school, college freshman composition, senior seminars, literature, computer science, philosophy and politics--fantasy materials can expand and enrich an established curriculum. The new essays in this book combine analyses of popular television...   [click here for more]
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Inside the Dark Tower Series

Inside the Dark Tower Series


Art, Evil and Intertextuality in the Stephen King Novels Stephen King is no stranger to the realm of literary criticism, but his most fantastic, far-reaching work has aroused little academic scrutiny. This study of King's epic Dark Tower series encompasses the career of one of the world's best-selling authors and frames him as more than a "horror writer." Four categories...   [click here for more]
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Machinima: The Art and Practice of Virtual Filmmaking

Machinima: The Art and Practice of Virtual Filmmaking


Unlike traditional animation techniques that use specialized 3D animation software, machinima--a term derived from the words "machine" and "cinema"--records the action in real-time interactive 3D environments, such as those found in video games, to create a cinematic production. No longer solely the province of hard-core gamers, machinima has become central to the convergence...   [click here for more]
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Michael Moorcock: Fiction, Fantasy and the World's Pain

Michael Moorcock: Fiction, Fantasy and the World's Pain


Prolific, popular and critically acclaimed, Michael Moorcock is the most important British fantasy author of his generation. His Elric of Melnibone is an iconic figure for millions of fans but Moorcock has also been a pioneer in science fiction and historical fiction. He was hailed as the central figure of the "New Wave" in science fiction, and has won numerous awards for his fantasy and...   [click here for more]
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Neil Gaiman in the 21st Century

Neil Gaiman in the 21st Century


Essays on the Novels, Children's Stories, Online Writings, Comics and Other Works Neil Gaiman has emerged as one of the most influential literary figures of the 21st century. To borrow a phrase from his viral 2012 University of the Arts commencement speech, Gaiman "makes good art," from his graphic novels to his social media collaborations, award-winning fantasy fiction...   [click here for more]
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Tales of Superhuman Powers

Tales of Superhuman Powers


55 Traditional Stories from Around the World This book is a collection of 55 folktales that feature supernatural abilities. These tales represent powers--from invisibility to shape-shifting--that people have dreamed of, conjured up and strived for through the ages. Many of the powers are present in popular culture, making the superheroes who wield them the direct descendants of characters such...   [click here for more]
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Tolkien and the Study of His Sources: Critical Essays

Tolkien and the Study of His Sources: Critical Essays


Source criticism--analysis of a writer's source material--has emerged as one of the most popular approaches in exploring the work of J.R.R. Tolkien. Since Tolkien drew from many disparate sources, an understanding of these sources, as well as how and why he incorporated them, can enhance readers' appreciation. This set of new essays by leading Tolkien scholars describes the theory and methodology...   [click here for more]
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