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  • 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$ 209.95

    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...

  • The A to Z of Utopianismby James M. Morris; Andrea L. Kross

    Scarecrow Press 2009; US$ 36.99

    This reference contains more than 600 cross-referenced dictionary entries on utopian thought and experimentation that span the centuries from ancient times to the present. more...

  • Global Crusoeby Dr Ann Marie Fallon

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Global Crusoe travels across the twentieth-century globe, from a Native American reservation to a Botswanan village, to explore the huge variety of contemporary incarnations of Daniel Defoe's intrepid character. In her study of the novels, poems, short stories and films that adapt the Crusoe myth, Ann Marie Fallon argues that the twentieth-century... more...

  • Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversionby Jack Zipes

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 29.95

    The fairy tale is arguably one of the most important cultural and social influences on children's lives. But until the first publication of Fairy Tales and the Art of Subversion, little attention had been paid to the ways in which the writers and collectors of tales used traditional forms and genres in order to shape children's lives ? their behavior,... 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 2013; US$ 154.00

    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... more...