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Popular Film and Television Comedy

Popular Film and Television Comedy

1st Edition

By Frank Krutnik, Steve Neale
June 14, 1990

Steve Neale and Frank Krutnik take as their starting point the remarkable diversity of comedy's forms and modes - feature-length narratives, sketches and shorts, sit-com and variety, slapstick and romance. Relating this diversity to the variety of comedy's basic conventions - from happy endings to ...

The Monstrous-Feminine Film, Feminism, Psychoanalysis

The Monstrous-Feminine: Film, Feminism, Psychoanalysis

1st Edition

By Barbara Creed
November 15, 1993

In almost all critical writings on the horror film, woman is conceptualised only as victim. In The Monstrous-Feminine Barbara Creed challenges this patriarchal view by arguing that the prototype of all definitions of the monstrous is the female reproductive body.With close reference to a number of ...

The Historical Romance

The Historical Romance

1st Edition

By Helen Hughes
December 22, 2014

The Historical Romance explores the ways in which romance authors seek to represent our fantasies of life in the past. Examining how the cut-and-thrust swashbucklers of the 1930s gave way to female-orientated romances, Helen Hughes takes a comprehensive look at how romance authors have dealt with ...

Science Fiction Audiences Watching Star Trek and Doctor Who

Science Fiction Audiences: Watching Star Trek and Doctor Who

1st Edition

By Henry Jenkins, John Tulloch
April 24, 1995

Science Fiction Audiences examines the astounding popularity of two television "institutions" - the series Doctor Who and ^Star Trek. Both of these programmes have survived cancellation and acquired an following that continues to grow. The book is based on over ten years of research including ...

Reading by Starlight Postmodern Science Fiction

Reading by Starlight: Postmodern Science Fiction

1st Edition

By Damien Broderick
December 21, 1994

Reading by Starlight explores the characteristics in the writing, marketing and reception of science fiction which distinguish it as a genre.Damien Broderick explores the postmodern self-referentiality of the sci-fi narrative, its intricate coded language and discursive `encyclopaedia'. He shows ...

Reading the Vampire

Reading the Vampire

1st Edition

By Ken Gelder
December 09, 1994

Insatiable bloodlust, dangerous sexualities, the horror of the undead, uncharted Trannsylvanian wildernesses, and a morbid fascination with the `other': the legend of the vampire continues to haunt popular imagination.Reading the Vampire examines the vampire in all its various manifestations and ...

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