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A Quest Of Her Own

Author : Lori M. Campbell
ISBN : 9781476617633
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This collection of new essays seeks to define the unique qualities of female heroism in literary fantasy from Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings in the 1950s through the present. Building upon traditional definitions of the hero in myth and folklore as the root genres of modern fantasy, the essays provide a multi-faceted view of an important fantasy character type who begins to demonstrate a significant presence only in the latter 20th century. The essays contribute to the empowerment and development of the female hero as an archetype in her own right.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Wounded Hero In Contemporary Fiction

Author : Susana Onega
ISBN : 9780429000058
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Wounded Hero in Contemporary Fiction tracks the emergence of a new type of physically and/or spiritually wounded hero(ine) in contemporary fiction. Editors, Susana Onega and Jean-Michel Ganteu bring together some of the top minds in the field to explore the paradoxical lives of these heroes that have embraced, rather than overcome, their suffering, alienation and marginalisation as a form of self-definition.
Category: Literary Criticism

Medieval Afterlives In Contemporary Culture

Author : Gail Ashton
ISBN : 9781441160683
Genre : Literary Criticism
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With contributions from 29 leading international scholars, this is the first single-volume guide to the appropriation of medieval texts in contemporary culture. Medieval Afterlives in Contemporary Culture covers a comprehensive range of media, including literature, film, TV, comics book adaptations, electronic media, performances, and commercial merchandise and tourism. Its lively chapters range from Spamalot to the RSC, Beowulf to Merlin, computer games to internet memes, opera to Young Adult fiction and contemporary poetry, and much more. Also included is a companion website aimed at general readers, academics, and students interested in the burgeoning field of Medieval afterlives, complete with: - Further reading/weblinks - 'My favourite' guides to contemporary medieval appropriations - Images and interviews - Guide to library archives and manuscript collections - Guide to heritage collection See also our website at https://medievalafterlives.wordpress.com/.
Category: Literary Criticism

Class Please Open Your Comics

Author : Matthew L. Miller
ISBN : 9780786495146
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Comics and sequential art are increasingly in use in college classrooms. Multimodal, multimedia and often collaborative, the graphic narrative format has entered all kinds of subject areas and its potential as a teaching tool is still being realized. This collection of new essays presents best practices for using comics in various educational settings, beginning with the basics. Contributors explain the need for teachers to embrace graphic novels. Multimodal composition is demonstrated by the use of comics. Strategies are offered for teachers who have struggled with weak visual literacy skills among students. Student-generated comics are discussed with several examples. The teaching of postmodern theories and practices through comics is covered. An appendix features assignment sheets so teachers can jump right in with proven exercises.
Category: Literary Criticism

Lessons In Disability

Author : Jacob Stratman
ISBN : 9781476623085
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Disability is a growing reality. According to the United States Census Bureau, approximately 57 million people—19 percent of the population—had a disability in 2010, more than half being reported as “severe.” Interest in disability studies is also growing, in literature, film, art, politics and religion. Exploring the intersection between disability and young adult literature, this collection of new essays fills a gap in scholarship between teachers and YAL scholars. The contributors offer textual analysis, best practices and numerous examples that enable teachers to expose students to dynamic characters who both reflect and contrast with the reader’s reality.
Category: Literary Criticism

Folktales And Fairy Tales Traditions And Texts From Around The World 2nd Edition 4 Volumes

Author : Anne E. Duggan Ph.D.
ISBN : 9781610692540
Genre : Social Science
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Encyclopedic in its coverage, this one-of-a-kind reference is ideal for students, scholars, and others who need reliable, up-to-date information on folk and fairy tales, past and present. • Provides encyclopedic coverage of folktales and fairy tales from around the globe • Covers not only the history of the fairy tale, but also topics of contemporary importance such as the fairy tale in manga, television, pop music, and music videos • Brings together the study of geography, culture, history, and anthropology • Revises and expands an award-winning work to now include a full volume of selected tales and texts
Category: Social Science

Contemporary Novelists

Author : James Vinson
ISBN : UOM:39015021462489
Genre : English fiction
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Category: English fiction

Author : William Gibson
ISBN : 9607002504
Genre : Conspiracies
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Category: Conspiracies