These essays from various critical disciplines examine how comic books and graphic narratives move between various media, while merging youth and adult cultures and popular and high art.
The articles feature international perspectives on comics and graphic novels published in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Portugal, Germany, Turkey, India, and Japan. Topics range from film adaptation, to journalism... [click here for more]
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]
Genealogy and reality sometimes make strange bedfellows. The family tree is a sacred shrine of one’s very identity, shrouded in mystery and intrigue. Kings and killers, immortal warriors each nobler than the next, lurk in the misty dimness of antiquity in every family name. The imagination knows no limits in conjuring up heroes and giants whose blood pulses through our veins.
No idle pastime... [click here for more]
What causes these periodic eruptions of interest in unknown places
and unknown events? What small spark ignites our curiosity about places
half way around the world with names we find hard to pronounce and
lifestyles we can only imagine? Yet it happens all the time in different places
around the world. Not knowing where to go without knowing where you've
been is likely at the heart... [click here for more]
Everything You Need to Know About Creating & Selling Your WorkGet advice from the best in the business on every part of the novel writing and publishing process!
In The Complete Handbook of Novel Writing, 2nd Edition, you'll learn from the invaluable advice of established writers. Discover new ways to generate ideas, implement intriguing techniques, and find the inspiration... [click here for more]
Hunger is wider than the world and more powerful than heaven. What would man not do in service to its terrifying glory? Famished: The Farm is a world of horrific appetites, not far removed from our own. Men and women go about their days half-aware of an empty dissatisfaction with their lives, their world-a void of empty consumption-and a gnawing sense that there must be more. Yet some few are aware.... [click here for more]
Solve the MYSTERY of how to write and sell a KILLER story!
With the help of interactive exercises, mystery author and crime fiction critic Hallie Ephron gives you the momentum you need to turn a kernel of an idea into an intriguing mystery novel. You'll learn to capitalize on your writing strengths and shore up your weaknesses.
This comprehensive guide covers every aspect of mystery... [click here for more]