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Comics as a Nexus of Cultures: Essays on the Interplay of Media, Disciplines and International Perspectives

Comics as a Nexus of Cultures: Essays on the Interplay of Media, Disciplines and International Perspectives


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]
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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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Game On, Hollywood!: Essays on the Intersection of Video Games and Cinema

Game On, Hollywood!: Essays on the Intersection of Video Games and Cinema


The 14 essays in Game on, Hollywood! take on several points of game and film intersection. They look at storylines, aesthetics, mechanics, and production. The book is about adaptation (video game to film, film to video game), but it is even more about narrative. The essays draw attention to the ways and possibilities of telling a story. They consider differences and similarities...   [click here for more]
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Icelanders in the Viking Age: The People of the Sagas

Icelanders in the Viking Age: The People of the Sagas


The Sagas of Icelanders are enduring stories from Viking-Age Iceland filled with love and romance, battles and feuds, tragedy and comedy. Yet these tales are little read today, even by lovers of literature. The culture and history of the people depicted in the Sagas are often unfamiliar to the modern reader, though the audience for whom the tales were intended would have had an intimate understanding...   [click here for more]
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Investigating Heroes: Essays on Truth, Justice and Quality TV

Investigating Heroes: Essays on Truth, Justice and Quality TV


Premiering in September of 2006, the weekly NBC television series Heroes was an immediate commercial and critical hit, lasting four successful seasons. Heroes follows a group of interrelated characters who discover they have superhuman powers, with each successive episode exploring how these people react to and utilize their powers for good or for evil. This collection of essays explores a variety...   [click here for more]
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Pirates in History and Popular Culture

Pirates in History and Popular Culture


This collection of new essays covers the myriad portrayals of the figure of the pirate in historical records, literary narratives, films, television series, opera, anime and games. Contributors explore the nuances of both real and fictional pirates, giving attention to renowned works such as Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island, J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan, the Pirates...   [click here for more]
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Walter B. Gibson and The Shadow

Walter B. Gibson and The Shadow


"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? . . . The Shadow knows!" And who knew The Shadow better than his creator, Walter B. Gibson. Relatively few people have heard of Gibson, but many more are familiar with The Shadow having heard the program on the Blue Coal Radio Program in the 1930s and read the Street & Smith Shadow novels. Walter B. Gibson's life and career come out from...   [click here for more]
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