Comics as a Nexus of Cultures

Author: Jochen Ecke
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 078645587X
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These essays from various critical disciplines examine how comic books and graphic narratives move between various media, while merging youth and adult cultures and popular and high art. The articles feature international perspectives on comics and graphic novels published in the U.S., Canada, Great Britain, Portugal, Germany, Turkey, India, and Japan. Topics range from film adaptation, to journalism in comics, to the current manga boom.

The Animal Fable in Science Fiction and Fantasy

Author: Bruce Shaw
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786455985
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Though animal stories and fables stretch back into the antiquity of ancient India, Persia, Greece and Rome, the reasons for writing them and their resonance for readers (and listeners) remain consistent to the present. This work argues that they were essential sources of amusement and instruction—and were also often profoundly unsettling. Such authors in the realm of the animal fable as Tolkien, Freud, Voltaire, Bakhtin, Cordwainer Smith, Karel Čapek, Vladimir Propp, and many more are discussed.

Welsh Mythology and Folklore in Popular Culture

Author: Audrey L. Becker
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786487259
Format: PDF
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"Examining how we interpret Welshness today, this volume brings together fourteen essays that examine the range of representations of Welsh mythology, folklore, and ritual in popular culture. Together, these interdisciplinary essays explore the ways that Welsh motifs have proliferated in this age of cultural cross-pollination, spreading worldwide the myths of one small British nation"--Provided by publisher.

The Postnational Fantasy

Author: Masood Ashraf Raja,
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786485558
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In twelve critical and interdisciplinary essays, this text examines the relationship between the fantastic in novels, movies and video games and real-world debates about nationalism, globalization and cosmopolitanism. Topics covered include science fiction and postcolonialism, issues of ethnicity, nation and transnational discourse. Altogether, these essays chart a new discursive space, where postcolonial theory and science fiction and fantasy studies work cooperatively to expand our understanding of the fantastic, while simultaneously expanding the scope of postcolonial discussions.

J R R Tolkien Robert E Howard and the Birth of Modern Fantasy

Author: Deke Parsons
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786495375
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The birth of modern fantasy in 1930s Britain and America saw the development of new literary and film genres. J.R.R. Tolkien created modern fantasy with The Lord of the Rings, set in a fictional world based upon his life in the early 20th century British Empire, and his love of language and medieval literature. In small-town Texas, Robert E. Howard pounded out his own fantasy realm in his Conan stories, published serially in the ephemeral pulp magazines he loved. Jerry Siegel created Superman with Joe Shuster, and laid the foundation for perhaps the post far-reaching fantasy worlds: the universe of DC and Marvel comics. The work of extraordinary people who lived in an extraordinary decade, this modern fantasy canon still provides source material for the most successful literary and film franchises of the 21st century. Modern fantasy speaks to the human experience and still shows its origins from the lives and times of its creators.

K rzungen als Teil des Adaptionsprozesses

Author: Lisa Kuhn
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 3656569312
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2013 im Fachbereich Germanistik - Neuere Deutsche Literatur, Note: 1,7, Universität des Saarlandes, Veranstaltung: Literaturcomics im 21. Jahrhundert, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: „Beim Adaptieren kann man nur wegwerfen.“ Diese Aussage Uwe Timms bezieht sich auf die Erfahrungen, die er beim Adaptieren seines eigenen Romans Morenga gemacht hat. Seine 1993 erschienene Novelle Die Entdeckung der Currywurst, in der es – entgegen aller Erwartungen, die der Titel hervorruft – weniger um die Currywurst, sondern vielmehr um eine Liebesgeschichte in den letzten Tagen des Zweiten Weltkriegs geht, ist bereits drei Jahre nach ihrer Veröffentlichung von Isabel Kreitz adaptiert worden. Und auch hier sieht es so aus, als sei es im Zuge des Adaptionsprozesses unerlässlich, gewisse Kürzungsmaßnahmen vorzunehmen: Verglichen mit der Vorlage weist die Adaption zahlreiche Kürzungen auf. Da es sich beim Adaptieren offenbar um ein weit verbreitetes Phänomen handelt, den Stoff der Vorlage zu kürzen, werden diese Maßnahmen im Mittelpunkt der Betrachtung dieser Seminararbeit stehen. Im Rahmen dessen soll erarbeitet werden, welche Faktoren zu Komprimierungsmaßnahmen führen, welche Rolle sie im Adaptionsprozess spielen und wie sie sich in ihrem Ergebnis niederschlagen. Zu Beginn werden die typischen Charakteristika des Adaptionsprozesses im Allgemeinen aufgezeigt. Daraufhin stehen die Umstände der Entstehung der Comic-Adaption im Fokus der Betrachtung, um zu ergründen, ob und inwiefern sich diese auf die Adaption ausgewirkt haben könnten. Anschließend werden die Kürzungen der Adaption im Vergleich mit dem Prätext beschrieben, um sie in einem nächsten Schritt kategorisieren zu können. Ein Blick auf Adaptionsverfahren in anderen Medien soll weitere Erklärungsansätze liefern. Abschließend erfolgen eine Betrachtung der Rezeption der Comic-Adaption sowie ein Fazit.

Media and the American Mind

Author: Daniel J. Czitrom
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807899208
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In a fascinating and comprehensive intellectual history of modern communication in America, Daniel Czitrom examines the continuing contradictions between the progressive possibilities that new communications technologies offer and their use as instruments of domination and exploitation.

The Business and Culture of Digital Games

Author: Aphra Kerr
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781412900478
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This book explores the lifecycle of digital games. Drawing upon a broad range of media studies perspectives with aspects of sociology, social theory, and economics, Aphra Kerr explores this all-pervasive, but under-theorized, aspect of our media environment.

The Brinkley Girls

Author: Nell Brinkley
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
ISBN: 1560979704
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For over thirty years Nell Brinkley’s beautiful girls pirouetted, waltzed, Charlestoned, vamped and shimmied their way through the pages of William Randolph Hearst’s newspapers, captivating the American public with their innocent sexuality. This sumptuously designed oversized hardcover collects Brinkley’s breathtakingly spectacular, exquisitely colored full page art from 1913 to 1940. Here are her earliest silent movie serial-inspired adventure series, “Golden Eyes and Her Hero, Bill;” her almost too romantic series, “Betty and Billy and Their Love Through the Ages;” her snappy flapper comics from the 1920s; her 1937 pulp magazine-inspired “Heroines of Today.” Included are photos of Nell, reproductions of her hitherto unpublished paintings, and an informative introduction by the book’s editor, Trina Robbins. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.9px Arial; color: #424242}

Science Fiction and the Moral Imagination

Author: Russell Blackford
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319616854
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In this highly original book, Russell Blackford discusses the intersection of science fiction and humanity’s moral imagination. With the rise of science and technology in the 19th century, and our continually improving understanding of the cosmos, writers and thinkers soon began to imagine futures greatly different from the present. Science fiction was born out of the realization that future technoscientific advances could dramatically change the world. Along with the developments described in modern science fiction - space societies, conscious machines, and upgraded human bodies, to name but a few - come a new set of ethical challenges and new forms of ethics. Blackford identifies these issues and their reflection in science fiction. His fascinating book will appeal to anyone with an interest in philosophy or science fiction, or in how they interact. “This is a seasoned, balanced analysis of a major issue in our thinking about the future, seen through the lens of science fiction, a central art of our time. Everyone from humanists to technologists should study these ideas and examples. Blackford’s book is wise and savvy, and a delight to read as well.” Greg Benford, author of Timescape.