Latin Fiction

  • Auteur: Heinz Hofmann
  • ISBN: 9780415147224
  • Date de sortie: 2004
  • Collection: Psychology Press
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Latin Fiction provides a chronological study of the Roman novel from the Classical period to the Middle Ages, exploring the development of the novel and the continuity of Latin culture. Essays by eminent and international contributors discuss texts including: * Petronius, Satyrica and Cena Trimalchionis * Apuleius, Metamorphose(The Golden Ass) and The Tale of Cupid and Psyche * The History of Apollonius of Tyre * The Trojan tales of Dares Phrygius and Dictys Cretensis * The Latin Alexander * Hagiographic fiction * Medieval interpretations of Cupid and Pysche, Apollonius of Tyre and the Alexander Romance. For any student or scholar of Latin fiction, or literary history, this will definitely be a book to add to your reading list.

Greek Fiction

  • Auteur: Richard Stoneman
  • ISBN: 9780415085076
  • Date de sortie: 1994
  • Collection: Psychology Press
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First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Science Fiction

  • Auteur: Roger Luckhurst
  • ISBN: 0745628931
  • Date de sortie: 2005-05-06
  • Collection: Polity
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In this new and timely cultural history of science fiction, Roger Luckhurst examines the genre from its origins in the late nineteenth century to its latest manifestations. The book introduces and explicates major works of science fiction literature by placing them in a series of contexts, using the history of science and technology, political and economic history, and cultural theory to develop the means for understanding the unique qualities of the genre. Luckhurst reads science fiction as a literature of modernity. His astute analysis examines how the genre provides a constantly modulating record of how human embodiment is transformed by scientific and technological change and how the very sense of self is imaginatively recomposed in popular fictions that range from utopian possibility to Gothic terror. This highly readable study charts the overlapping yet distinct histories of British and American science fiction, with commentary on the central authors, magazines, movements and texts from 1880 to the present day. It will be an invaluable guide and resource for all students taking courses on science fiction, technoculture and popular literature, but will equally be fascinating for anyone who has ever enjoyed a science fiction book.

The Oxford Handbook of Science Fiction

  • Auteur: Rob Latham
  • ISBN: 0199838844
  • Date de sortie: 2014
  • Collection: Oxford University Press, USA
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The Oxford Handbook of Science Fiction attempts to descry the historical and cultural contours of SF in the wake of technoculture studies. Rather than treating the genre as an isolated aesthetic formation, it examines SF's many lines of cross-pollination with technocultural realities since its inception in the nineteenth century, showing how SF's unique history and subcultural identity has been constructed in ongoing dialogue with popular discourses of science and technology. The volume consists of four broadly themed sections, each divided into eleven chapters. Section I, "Science Fiction as Genre," considers the internal history of SF literature, examining its characteristic aesthetic and ideological modalities, its animating social and commercial institutions, and its relationship to other fantastic genres. Section II, "Science Fiction as Medium," presents a more diverse and ramified understanding of what constitutes the field as a mode of artistic and pop-cultural expression, canvassing extra-literary manifestations of SF ranging from film and television to videogames and hypertext to music and theme parks. Section III, "Science Fiction as Culture," examines the genre in relation to cultural issues and contexts that have influenced it and been influenced by it in turn, the goal being to see how SF has helped to constitute and define important (sub)cultural groupings, social movements, and historical developments during the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. Finally, Section IV, "Science Fiction as Worldview," explores SF as a mode of thought and its intersection with other philosophies and large-scale perspectives on the world, from the Enlightenment to the present day.

What Is Fiction For

  • Auteur: Bernard Harrison
  • ISBN: 0253014123
  • Date de sortie: 2014-12-29
  • Collection: Indiana University Press
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How can literature, which consists of nothing more than the description of imaginary events and situations, offer any insight into the workings of "human reality" or "the human condition"? Can mere words illuminate something that we call "reality"? Bernard Harrison answers these questions in this profoundly original work that seeks to re-enfranchise reality in the realms of art and discourse. In an ambitious account of the relationship between literature and cognition, he seeks to show how literary fiction, by deploying words against a background of imagined circumstances, allows us to focus on the roots, in social practice, of the meanings by which we represent our world and ourselves. Engaging with philosophers and theorists as diverse as Wittgenstein, Sartre, Merleau-Ponty, Foucault, Derrida, F. R. Leavis, Cleanth Brooks, and Stanley Fish, and illustrating his ideas through readings of works by Swift, Woolf, Appelfeld, and Dickens, among others, this book presents a systematic defense of humanism in literary studies, and of the study of the Humanities more generally, by a distinguished scholar.

Fantasy Fiction

  • Auteur: Lucie Armitt
  • ISBN: 9780826416858
  • Date de sortie: 2005-04-13
  • Collection: A&C Black
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This is a series of introductory books about different types of writing. One strand of the series will focus on genres such as Science Fiction, Horror, Romance, and Crime. The other strand will focus on movements or styles often associated with historical and cultural locations - Postcolonial, Native American, Scottish, Irish, American Gothic. These introductions all share the same nine-part structure: 1.A broad definition of the genre and its essential elements 2.A timeline of historical developments 3.Critical concerns to bear in mind while reading 4.Detailed readings of several key texts 5.In-depth analysis of major themes and issues 6.Signposts for further study 7.A summary of the most important criticism in the field 8.A glossary of terms 9.An annotated, critical reading list Writers covered in this book include: Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, George Orwell, J.R.R. Tolkien, Mary Shelley, J.K. Rowling, H.G. Wells, Thomas More, Jonathan Swift, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Yann Martel, Jeanette Winterson, and William Gibson.

Science fiction the Early Years

  • Auteur: Everett Franklin Bleiler
  • ISBN: 9780873384162
  • Date de sortie: 1990-01-01
  • Collection: Kent State University Press
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