Popular Fictions Series

  • 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 – 2014-12-22
    Routledge
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  • 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 – 1995-04-12
    Routledge
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  • 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 – 1994-11-30
    Routledge
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  • 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 – 1994-08-31
    Routledge
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  • 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 – 1993-09-08
    Routledge
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  • 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 – 1990-05-30
    Routledge
    Popular Fictions Series