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.

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.


  • Auteur: Steven Dietz
  • ISBN: 9780573632396
  • Date de sortie: 2005
  • Collection: Samuel French, Inc.
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The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction

  • Auteur: Edward James
  • ISBN: 9780521016575
  • Date de sortie: 2003-11-20
  • Collection: Cambridge University Press
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Science fiction is at the intersection of numerous fields. It is a literature which draws on popular culture, and which engages in speculation about science, history, and all types of social relations. This volume brings together essays by scholars and practitioners of science fiction, which look at the genre from these different angles. It examines science fiction from Thomas More to the present day, and introduces important critical approaches including Marxism, postmodernism, feminism and queer theory. A number of well-known science fiction writers contribute to this volume.

Fiction and Metaphysics

  • Auteur: Amie L. Thomasson
  • ISBN: 9780521640800
  • Date de sortie: 1999
  • Collection: Cambridge University Press
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Amie Thomasson argues that fiction has far-reaching implications for central problems of metaphysics.

Fire Fiction

  • Auteur: Anna Sophia Roelina Riepma
  • ISBN: 9789042014718
  • Date de sortie: 2000
  • Collection: Rodopi
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Augusta Jane Evans, a nineteenth-century writer from the American South, produced bestsellers in the genre of the domestic novel, popular between the 1820s and 1880s. Evans was particularly good in creating strong and independent heroines. She is best known for her blockbuster St. Elmo (1866), featuring the love story of Edna Earl and the passionate St. Elmo Murray.In Fire and Fiction: Augusta Jane Evans in Context Anne Sophie Riepma reconstructs the literary, cultural, religious, social, and historical contexts of Evans's work. She explores the author's relation to her times and focuses on the way her novels reflect and address the cultural experiences of Southern women. Riepma pays particular attention to topics such as the ideology of domesticity, domestic fiction, the concept of “woman's sphere,” women's role in society, middle-class culture, education and employment for women, religion, reform, political developments, and the Confederate War.
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