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  • The A to Z of Fantasy Literatureby Brian Stableford

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 33.99

    Stableford provides an invaluable guide to this sequence of events and to the current state of the field. The dictionary includes cross-referenced entries on more than 700 authors, ranging across the entire historical spectrum, while more than 200 other entries describe the fantasy subgenres, key images in fantasy literature, technical terms used in... more...

  • A Quest of Her Ownby Lori M. Campbell

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 45.00

    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... more...

  • Fantasyby Dr Rosemary Jackson

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 43.95

    This study argues against vague interpretation of fantasy as mere escapism and seeks to define it as a distinct kind of narrative.The issues that are bought up are discussed in relation to a wide range of fantasies with varying images. 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. This useful guidebook charts the transformations of 'romance' throughout literary history and explores its use. 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...

  • To Seek Out New Worldsby Jutta Weldes

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 41.00

    This volume explores the science fiction/world politics intertext. Through detailed analyses of such texts as Blade Runner, Stalker, Star Trek, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, the chapters in this volume examine the complex and sometimes contradictory relations between world politics, both as discipline and as practice, and discourses of science fiction.... 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...

  • Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversionby Jack Zipes

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 25.95

    As Jack Zipes convincingly shows in this classic work, fairy tales have always been a powerful discourse, capable of being used to shape or destabilize attitudes and behavior within culture. How and why did certain authors try to influence children or social images of children? more...

  • Hollow Earthby David Standish

    Da Capo Press 2007; US$ 16.95

    A remarkable cultural history of what might exist under the Earth?s surface-as reflected in mythology, religion, science, literature, and good old crackpottery more...

  • Poetik des Briefromansby Gideon Stiening; Robert Vellusig

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 140.00

    The ?novel in letters? is regarded as the epitome of sentimentality, yet its forms of expression are actually more nuanced than the typical verdict of literary historians would suggest. Based upon a consideration of the epistemological and media-historical contexts of the epistolary novel, this volume presents illustrative interpretations that reveal... more...