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  • Fantasy and Mimesis (Routledge Revivals)

    Responses to Reality in Western Literature

    By Kathryn Hume

    Since Plato and Aristotle’s declaration of the essence of literature as imitation, western narrative has been traditionally discussed in mimetic terms. Marginalized fantasy- the deliberate from reality – has become the hidden face of fiction, identified by most critics as a minor genre. First…

    Paperback – 2015-12-12 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Embodying Gender and Age in Speculative Fiction

    A Biopsychosocial Approach

    By Derek J. Thiess

    Following scholarship on gender in science fiction, this book explores the limits of considering age as a social construction, positing that an acknowledgement of aged bodies necessarily changes the way we read both age and science fiction. The volume employs contemporary clinical psychology, the…

    Hardback – 2015-11-03 
    Children's Literature and Culture

  • Science Fiction and Cultural Theory: A Reader

    Edited by Sherryl Vint

    Science Fiction and Cultural Theory: A Reader is an essential resource for literature students studying science fiction, science and popular culture, and contemporary theory. This book combines key theories that have become touchstones for work in the field with more recent thinking to …

    Paperback – 2015-10-30 
    Routledge Literature Readers

  • Race and Popular Fantasy Literature

    Habits of Whiteness

    By Helen Young

    This book illuminates the racialized nature of twenty-first century Western popular culture by exploring how discourses of race circulate in the Fantasy genre. It examines not only major texts in the genre, but also the impact of franchises, industry, editorial and authorial practices, and fan…

    Hardback – 2015-09-01
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Endangering Science Fiction Film

    Edited by Sean Redmond, Leon Marvell

    Endangering Science Fiction Film explores the ways in which science fiction film is a dangerous and endangering genre. The collection argues that science fiction's cinematic power rests in its ability to imagine ‘Other’ worlds that challenge and disturb the lived conditions of the ‘real’…

    Paperback – 2015-07-08
    AFI Film Readers

  • Space and the Postmodern Fantastic in Contemporary Literature

    The Architectural Void

    By Patricia García

    Arising from the philosophical conviction that our sense of space plays a direct role in our apprehension and construction of reality (both factual and fictional), this book investigates how conceptions of postmodern space have transformed the history of the impossible in literature. Deeply…

    Hardback – 2015-05-05
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Gender, Race, and American Science Fiction

    Reflections on Fantastic Identities

    By Jason Haslam

    This book focuses on the interplay of gender, race, and their representation in American science fiction, from the nineteenth-century through to the twenty-first, and across a number of forms including literature and film. Haslam explores the reasons why SF provides such a rich medium for both the…

    Hardback – 2015-05-01
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Primo Levi's Narratives of Embodiment

    Containing the Human

    By Charlotte Ross

    This innovative reading of Primo Levi’s work offers the first sustained analysis in English of his representations of bodies and embodiment. Discussion spans the range of Levi’s works — from testimony to journalism, from essays to science fiction stories — identifying and tracing multiple…

    Paperback – 2015-04-23
    Routledge Studies in Twentieth-Century Literature

  • The Educational Prophecies of Aldous Huxley

    The Visionary Legacy of Brave New World, Ape and Essence and Island

    By Ronald Zigler

    The visionary legacy of Aldous Huxley is as relevant today as ever. Huxley possessed a sober understanding of the human condition as well as an inspired vision of the human potential. This volume presents an interdisciplinary examination and appreciation of Aldous Huxley’s three visionary novels –…

    Hardback – 2015-03-18
    Routledge International Studies in the Philosophy of Education

  • The Black Imagination, Science Fiction and the Speculative

    Edited by Sandra Jackson, Julie Moody Freeman

    This book expands the discourse as well as the nature of critical commentary on science fiction, speculative fiction and futurism – literary and cinematic by Black writers. The range of topics include the following: black superheroes; issues and themes in selected works by Octavia Butler; selected…

    Paperback – 2015-03-04

  • Shifting Focus

    Strangers and Strangeness in Literature and Education

    Edited by Peter Roberts

    There is a long history of interest in ‘strangers’ and ‘strangeness’ in the West. Literature lends itself particularly well to an exploration of the strange in its richly varied forms, having often contained portraits of outsiders. These portraits depict people who are strange in their unusual…

    Hardback – 2015-02-26
    Educational Philosophy and Theory

  • Superheroes and Identities

    Edited by Mel Gibson, David Huxley, Joan Ormrod

    Superheroes have been the major genre to emerge from comics and graphic novels, saturating popular culture with images of muscular men and sexy women. A major aspect of this genre is identity in the roles played by individuals, the development of identities through extended stories and in the ways…

    Hardback – 2014-11-28

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