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  • The Historical Romance book cover

    The Historical Romance

    By Helen Hughes

    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…

    Paperback – 2014-12-23
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  • Science Fiction Audiences: Watching Star Trek and Doctor Who book cover

    Science Fiction Audiences

    Watching Star Trek and Doctor Who

    By Henry Jenkins, John Tulloch

    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…

    Paperback – 1995-04-13
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  • Reading by Starlight: Postmodern Science Fiction book cover

    Reading by Starlight

    Postmodern Science Fiction

    By Damien Broderick

    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…

    Paperback – 1994-12-01
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  • Reading the Vampire book cover

    Reading the Vampire

    By Ken Gelder

    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…

    Paperback – 1994-09-01
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  • The Monstrous-Feminine: Film, Feminism, Psychoanalysis book cover

    The Monstrous-Feminine

    Film, Feminism, Psychoanalysis

    By Barbara Creed

    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…

    Paperback – 1993-09-09
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  • Popular Film and Television Comedy book cover

    Popular Film and Television Comedy

    By Frank Krutnik, Steve Neale

    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…

    Paperback – 1990-05-31
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