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The Historical Romance

The Historical Romance

1st Edition

Helen Hughes
December 23, 2014

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...

Science Fiction Audiences: Watching Star Trek and Doctor Who

Science Fiction Audiences: Watching Star Trek and Doctor Who

1st Edition

Henry Jenkins, John Tulloch
April 13, 1995

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...

Reading by Starlight: Postmodern Science Fiction

Reading by Starlight: Postmodern Science Fiction

1st Edition

Damien Broderick
December 01, 1994

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...

Reading the Vampire

Reading the Vampire

1st Edition

Ken Gelder
September 01, 1994

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...

The Monstrous-Feminine: Film, Feminism, Psychoanalysis

The Monstrous-Feminine: Film, Feminism, Psychoanalysis

1st Edition

Barbara Creed
September 09, 1993

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...

Popular Film and Television Comedy

Popular Film and Television Comedy

1st Edition

Frank Krutnik, Steve Neale
May 31, 1990

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...

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