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  • Global Crusoeby Ann Marie Fallon

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 99.95

    Global Crusoe travels across the twentieth-century globe to explore the huge variety of contemporary incarnations of Daniel Defoe's intrepid character. Reading texts by authors such as Nadine Gordimer, Bessie Head, Derek Walcott and J.M. Coetzee, Fallon argues that the twentieth-century Crusoe is not a lone, struggling survivor, but a cosmopolitan... more...

  • The Female Figure in Contemporary Historical Fictionby Katherine Cooper; Emma Short

    Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00

    From The Other Boleyn Girl to Fingersmith , this collection explores the popularity of female-centred historical novels in recent years. It asks how these representations are influenced by contemporary gender politics, and whether they can be seen as part of a wider feminist project to recover women's history. more...

  • Science Fictionby Adam Roberts

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 24.95

    Science Fiction is a fascinating and comprehensive introduction to one of the most popular areas of modern culture. This second edition reflects how the field is rapidly changing in both its practice and its critical reception. With an entirely new conclusion and all other chapters fully reworked and updated, this volume includes: a concise... more...

  • Travel Literature and the Evolution of the Novelby Percy G. Adams

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Although much has been written about how the novel relates to the epic, the drama, or autobiography, no one has clearly analyzed the complex connections between prose fiction as it evolved before 1800 and the literature of travel, which by that date had a long and colorful history. Percy Adams skilfully portrays the emergence of the novel in the... more...

  • The Gothic in Contemporary Literature and Popular Cultureby Justin Edwards; Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95

    This interdisciplinary collection brings together world leaders in Gothic Studies, offering dynamic new readings on popular Gothic cultural productions from the last decade. Topics covered include, but are not limited to: contemporary High Street Goth/ic fashion, Gothic performance and art festivals, Gothic popular fiction from Twilight to Shadow... more...

  • Fantasyby Dr Rosemary Jackson

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 43.95

    This study argues against vague interpretations of fantasy as mere escapism and seeks to define it as a distinct kind of narrative. A general theoretical section introduces recent work on fantasy, notably Tzventan Todorov's The Fantastic: A Structural Approach to a Literary Genre (1973). Dr Jackson, however, extends Todorov's ideas to include aspects... more...

  • Romanceby Barbara Fuchs

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 24.95

    Often derided as an inferior form of literature, 'romance' as a literary mode or genre defies satisfactory definition, dividing critics, scholars and readers alike. This useful guidebook traces the myriad transformations of 'romance' from medieval courtly love to Mills and Boon, and claims that its elusive and complex nature serves as a touchstone... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Science Fictionby Edward James; Farah Mendlesohn

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 28.00

    This volume brings together essays by scholars and practitioners of science fiction. more...

  • A Companion to Science Fictionby David Seed

    Wiley 2008; US$ 202.95

    A Companion to Science Fiction assembles essays by an international range of scholars which discuss the contexts, themes and methods used by science fiction writers. This Companion conveys the scale and variety of science fiction. Shows how science fiction has been used as a means of debating cultural issues. Essays by an international... more...

  • Jules Verneby Edmund J. Smyth

    Liverpool University Press 2000; US$ 70.00

    This collection of essays reflect the diversity of approaches currently being brought to bear on the writings of Jules Verne. more...