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- University of Iowa Press 1992; US$ 31.95
The surprising and controversial thesis of Feminist Fabulation is unflinching: the postmodern canon has systematically excluded a wide range of important women's writing by dismissing it as genre fiction. Marleen Barr issues an urgent call for a corrective, for the recognition of a new meta- or supergenre of contemporary writing--feminist fabulation--which... more...
- John Benjamins Publishing Company 1983; US$ 149.00
Text to Reader seeks to find a critical approach that links a novel?s form to its socio-cultural context. Combining elements from Iser?s reception aesthetics, speech act theory, and Goffman?s frame analysis, this book starts from the assumption that a reader has certain conventional expectations with regard to a novel, and then goes on to examine... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2003; US$ 24.54
Useful for writers at any level or age, this guide explains the basic steps to effective fiction writing. From an award-winning author, sound, practical advice is included on the most significant elements of fiction, such as plot, character development, and voice, and strategies are provided for the effective use of tense and the dialogue. All forms... more...
- University of Iowa Press 2007; US$ 29.95
In what can only be called a genuine intellectual adventure, Russell Berman raises fundamental questions long ignored by literary scholars; Why does literature command our attention at all? Why would society want to cultivate a sphere of activity devoted to the careful study of literary fiction? Written as a tonic to what he calls the debilitating... more...
- Tin House Books 2011; US$ 24.95
A classic how-to manual, William Wallace Cook?s Plotto is one writer?s personal method, painstakingly diagrammed for the benefit of others. The theory itself may be simple ? "Purpose opposed by Obstacle yields Conflict" ? but Cook takes his "Plottoist" through hundreds of situations and scenarios, guiding the reader?s hand as a dizzying array of... more...
- Saddleback Publishing 2009; US$ 17.95
Science Fiction Teacher's Resource Guide includes: Bugged!; Escape From Earth; Flashback; Murray's Nightmare; Under Siege. The Teacher's Resource Guides contain 48-pages. Reproducible exercises including pre-reading activities to introduce story themes and vocabulary; crossword and hidden word puzzles; language arts extension; traditional... more...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 154.00
A central feature of the newer forms of authenticity is that they replace the truth of what is presented with the truthfulness of the presentation. While academic discussion of authenticity has focused mainly on the aesthetic aspects, this volume focuses on the narrative dimension of the phenomenon. The authors thereby reveal a conceptual shift from... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 126.00
While, strictly speaking, Alternate Histories are not Future Narratives, their analysis can shed a clear light on why Future Narratives are so different from past narratives. Trying to have it both ways, most Alternate Histories subscribe to a conflicting set of beliefs concerning determinism and freedom of choice, contingency and necessity. For the... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 98.00
This volume examines the structure of text-based Future Narratives in the widest sense, including choose-your-own-adventure books, forking-path novels, combinatorial literature, hypertexts, interactive fiction, and alternate reality games. How ?radical? can printed Future Narratives really be, given the constraints of their media? When exactly do they... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 98.00
This head volume of the ?Narrating Futures? series defines and identifies Future Narratives. It parses their characteristic features and aims at an abstract classification of the whole corpus, irrespective of its concrete manifestations across the media. Drawing on different theorems and approaches, it offers a unified theory and a poetics of Future... more...