Heroines of Comic Books and Literature

Author: Maja Bajac-Carter
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442231483
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This edited collection offers a variety of perspectives focusing on representation of women as heroines across printed media. In addition, the book extends the discussion of heroines for the broader audience, which provides a much needed, more nuanced discussion of this topic across American popular culture. Contributors go beyond the expected account of women as mothers, wives, warriors, goddesses, and damsels in distress, to provide innovative analysis that situates heroines within culture, revealing them as tough, self-sufficient, and breaking the bounds of gender expectations in places readers may not have expected. Addressing portrayals from Marvel and DC universe, manga, Jack London’s novels, to real-life heroes of Iraq war, this is an indispensable book for scholars in rhetoric, literature, popular culture, and others interested in women’s issues.

Spectacular Performances

Author: Stephen Orgel
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 152613053X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Why did Queen Elizabeth I compare herself with her disastrous ancestor Richard II? Why would Ben Jonson transform Queen Anne and her ladies into Amazons as entertainment for the pacifist King James? How do the concept of costume as high fashion and as self-fashioning, as disguise and as the very essence of theatre, relate to one other? How do portraits of poets help make the author readers want, and why should books, the embodiment of the word, be illustrated at all? What conventions connect image to text, and what impulses generated the great art collections of the early seventeenth century? In this richly illustrated collection on theatre, books, art and personal style, the eminent literary critic and cultural historian Stephen Orgel addresses himself to such questions in order to reflect generally on early modern representation and, in the largest sense, early modern performance. As wide-ranging as they are perceptive, the essays deal with Shakespeare, Jonson and Milton, with Renaissance magic and Renaissance costume, with books and book illustration, art collecting and mythography. All are recent, and five are hitherto unpublished.

All Romance All The Time

Author: Gena Showalter
Publisher: HQN Books
ISBN: 1460386116
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The title says it all…whether you like your romances small-town sweet, hot and steamy, or with a bit of danger, we have what you're looking for. Inside ALL ROMANCE, ALL THE TIME, you'll get a taste of 13 stories by some of our most popular and bestselling authors, at least one of whom is guaranteed to become your new romance go-to. So no matter if your toes curl for Regency rogues, wounded warriors, chiseled cowboys or the classic guy-next-door, prepare to lose yourself between the covers. Featuring titles from The Closer you Come by Gena Showalter, The Devil Takes a Bride by Julia London, Unfaded Glory by Sara Arden, Flirting with Disaster by Victoria Dahl, Wild Horses by B.J. Daniels, First Time in Forever by Sarah Morgan, One Wish by Robyn Carr, Holding Strong by Lori Foster, Part Time Cowboy by Maisey Yates, In Your Dreams by Kristan Higgins, When We Met by Susan Mallery, Wild Iris Ridge by RaeAnne Thayne, and The Tea Shop on Lavender Lane by Sheila Roberts.

Author: Stephenie Meyer
Publisher:
ISBN: 9789606665363
Format: PDF
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Although eighteen-year-old Bella joins the dark but seductive world of the immortals by marrying Edward the vampire, her connection to the powerful werewolf Jacob remains unsevered.