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This is a series of introductory books about different types of writing. One strand of the series will focus on genres such as Science Fiction, Horror, Romance, and Crime. The other strand will focus on movements or styles often associated with historical and cultural locations - Postcolonial, Native American, Scottish, Irish, American Gothic.These introductions all share the same nine-part structure:1.A broad definition of the genre and its essential elements2.A timeline of historical developments3.Critical concerns to bear in mind while reading4.Detailed readings of several key texts5.In-depth analysis of major themes and issues6.Signposts for further study7.A summary of the most important criticism in the field8.A glossary of terms9.An annotated, critical reading listWriters covered in this book include:Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, George Orwell, J.R.R. Tolkien, Mary Shelley, J.K. Rowling, H.G. Wells, Thomas More, Jonathan Swift, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Yann Martel, Jeanette Winterson, and William Gibson.

Synopsis:

This is a series of introductory books about different types of writing. One strand of the series will focus on genres such as Science Fiction, Horror, Romance, and Crime. The other strand will focus on movements or styles often associated with historical and cultural locations - Postcolonial, Native American, Scottish, Irish, American Gothic.

These introductions all share the same nine-part structure:

1.A broad definition of the genre and its essential elements

2.A timeline of historical developments

3.Critical concerns to bear in mind while reading

4.Detailed readings of several key texts

5.In-depth analysis of major themes and issues

6.Signposts for further study

7.A summary of the most important criticism in the field

8.A glossary of terms

9.An annotated, critical reading list

Writers covered in this book include:

Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, George Orwell, J.R.R. Tolkien, Mary Shelley, J.K. Rowling, H.G. Wells, Thomas More, Jonathan Swift, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Yann Martel, Jeanette Winterson, and William Gibson.

Synopsis:

This is a series of introductory books about different types of writing. One strand of the series will focus on genres such as Science Fiction, Horror, Romance, and Crime. The other strand will focus on movements or styles often associated with historical and cultural locations Postcolonial, Native American, Scottish, Irish, American Gothic.

Table of Contents

CONTENTSChapter 1—What is Fantasy Writing?IntroductionBeyond the HorizonEpic SpaceChapter 2—Fantasy as TimelineIntroductionThe Origins of Modern FantasyEarly Modern FantasyTree versus Leaf: Reading the Present through the PastPhantasm versus FantasiaChapter 3—How to Read Fantasy; Or, Dreams and Their Fictional ReadersIntroductionReading DreamsMedieval Dream VisionThe World in/of the MirrorChapter 4—The Best and Best KnownIntroductionPlay and Nonsense: Lewis Carroll and Edward LearCartographies and Geographies of Fantasy: Animal Farm and Gulliver's TravelsJ.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the RingsMary Shelley, Frankenstein: Discourses of MonstrosityThe Monsters of Middle EarthAdolescent Monsters: Harry PotterH.G. Wells, The First Men in the Moon and The Time Machine‘Other Desires': Homoeroticism and the FeminineMothers and Mirrors: Harry PotterChapter 5—The Utopia as an Underlying Feature of All Major Modes of FantasyIntroductionThomas More, UtopiaJonathan Swift, Gulliver's TravelsCharlotte Perkins Gilman, HerlandH. G. Wells, The First Men in the Moon and The Time MachineInter-Generic Texts: The Time Machine and A Connecticut Yankee at King Arthur's CourtYann Martel, Life of PiGeorge Orwell, Animal FarmTechnology Versus Magic: A Connecticut Yankee and Harry PotterJeanette Winterson, The PowerBookWilliam Gibson, NeuromancerChapter 6—One Key Question: Is There Life for Fantasy Beyond Genre?IntroductionGhosts and Their ReadersCharles Dickens, A Christmas CarolCharles Dickens, ‘The Signalman'Henry James, The Turn of the ScrewEdith Wharton, ‘The Eyes'Chapter 7—Fantasy CriticismIntroductionInterrogating the Boundaries of Fantasy: Todorov, Marin, and TolkienDetermining Spaces: Tolkien, Bettelheim, and ZipesFantasy as (Dream-)Screen: Psychoanalytic ApproachesNew Bodies/New Knowledge: Massey, Haraway, BottingChapter 8—A Glossary of TermsChapter 9—Selected Reading ListIndex

Product Details

ISBN:
9780826416858
Author:
Armitt, Lucie
Publisher:
Continuum
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Subject:
Fantasy fiction, American
Subject:
Fantasy fiction, English
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
Science fiction
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Literary Genres
Publication Date:
20050431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.513 in

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"Synopsis" by ,
This is a series of introductory books about different types of writing. One strand of the series will focus on genres such as Science Fiction, Horror, Romance, and Crime. The other strand will focus on movements or styles often associated with historical and cultural locations - Postcolonial, Native American, Scottish, Irish, American Gothic.

These introductions all share the same nine-part structure:

1.A broad definition of the genre and its essential elements

2.A timeline of historical developments

3.Critical concerns to bear in mind while reading

4.Detailed readings of several key texts

5.In-depth analysis of major themes and issues

6.Signposts for further study

7.A summary of the most important criticism in the field

8.A glossary of terms

9.An annotated, critical reading list

Writers covered in this book include:

Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, George Orwell, J.R.R. Tolkien, Mary Shelley, J.K. Rowling, H.G. Wells, Thomas More, Jonathan Swift, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Yann Martel, Jeanette Winterson, and William Gibson.

"Synopsis" by , This is a series of introductory books about different types of writing. One strand of the series will focus on genres such as Science Fiction, Horror, Romance, and Crime. The other strand will focus on movements or styles often associated with historical and cultural locations Postcolonial, Native American, Scottish, Irish, American Gothic.
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