Summary Book Review The Encyclopedia of the Gothic, 2 Volume Set by William Hughes:
Download or read book The Encyclopedia of the Gothic, 2 Volume Set written by William Hughes and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2015-12-21 with total page 880 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF THE GOTHIC “Well written and interesting [it is] a testament to the breadth and depth of knowledge about its central subject among the more than 130 contributing writers, and also among the three editors, each of whom is a significant figure in the field of gothic studies … A reference work that’s firmly rooted in and actively devoted to expressing the current state of academic scholarship about its area.” New York Journal of Books “A substantial achievement.” Reference Reviews Comprehensive and wide-ranging, The Encyclopedia of the Gothic brings together over 200 newly-commissioned essays by leading scholars writing on all aspects of the Gothic as it is currently taught and researched, along with challenging insights into the development of the genre and its impact on contemporary culture. The A-Z entries provide comprehensive coverage of relevant authors, national traditions, critical developments, and notable texts that continue to define, shape, and inform the genre. The volume’s approach is truly interdisciplinary, with essays by specialist international contributors whose expertise extends beyond Gothic literature to film, music, drama, art, and architecture. From Angels and American Gothic to Wilde and Witchcraft, The Encyclopedia of the Gothic is the definitive reference guide to all aspects of this strange and wondrous genre. The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Literature is a comprehensive, scholarly, authoritative, and critical overview of literature and theory comprising individual titles covering key literary genres, periods, and sub-disciplines. Available both in print and online, this groundbreaking resource provides students, teachers, and researchers with cutting-edge scholarship in literature and literary studies.
Summary Book Review The Women of Orphan Black by Valerie Estelle Frankel:
Download or read book The Women of Orphan Black written by Valerie Estelle Frankel and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2018-04-13 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Orphan Black’s Tatiana Maslany plays a host of the show’s main characters, all clones of an illegal experiment. The mighty heroines save one another and destroy the patriarchy while subverting gender expectations. The feminist clones are Sarah, who clashes with her radical feminist foster-mother; Alison, the quintessential post-feminist housewife; Cosima, a second-wave feminist lesbian; Beth, a third-wave feminist bogged down by addiction; and M.K., a fourth-wave feminist who tackles the hardships of disability through the Internet. The book explores the women’s war against corporate power and how it relates to the science and ethics surrounding cloning.
Author :Catherine Spooner Publisher :Cambridge History of the G Release Date :2021-08-19 ISBN 10 :9781108472722 Pages :552 pages File Format : PDF, EPUB, TEXT, KINDLE or MOBI Rating :4.7/5 (272 users download)
Summary Book Review The Cambridge History of the Gothic: Volume 3, Gothic in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries by Catherine Spooner:
Download or read book The Cambridge History of the Gothic: Volume 3, Gothic in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries written by Catherine Spooner and published by Cambridge History of the G. This book was released on 2021-08-19 with total page 552 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first volume to provide an interdisciplinary, comprehensive history of twentieth and twenty-first century Gothic culture.
Summary Book Review Science Fiction Literature through History: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes] by Gary Westfahl:
Download or read book Science Fiction Literature through History: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes] written by Gary Westfahl and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2021-07-31 with total page 766 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides high school and undergraduate students, and other interested readers, with a comprehensive survey of science fiction history and numerous essays addressing major science fiction topics, authors, works, and subgenres written by a distinguished scholar. This encyclopedia deals with written science fiction in all of its forms, not only novels and short stories but also mediums often ignored in other reference books, such as plays, poems, comic books, and graphic novels. Some science fiction films, television programs, and video games are also mentioned, particularly when they are relevant to written texts. Its focus is on science fiction in the English language, though due attention is given to international authors whose works have been frequently translated into English. Since science fiction became a recognized genre and greatly expanded in the 20th century, works published in the 20th and 21st centuries are most frequently discussed, though important earlier works are not neglected. The texts are designed to be helpful to numerous readers, ranging from students first encountering science fiction to experienced scholars in the field. Provides readers with information about written science fiction in all its forms—novels, stories, plays, poems, comic books, and graphic novels Includes original interviews with major writers like Ted Chiang, Samuel R. Delany, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Connie Willis that are not available elsewhere Features numerous sidebars with additional data about various subjects and key passages from several classic works Includes hundreds of bibliographies of sources that provide additional information on various specific topics and the genre of science fiction as a whole
Summary Book Review Boy Culture: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes] by Shirley R. Steinberg:
Download or read book Boy Culture: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes] written by Shirley R. Steinberg and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2010-06-17 with total page 527 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this two-volume set, a series of expert contributors look at what it means to be a boy growing up in North America, with entries covering everything from toys and games, friends and family, and psychological and social development. • 166 entries on specific aspects of boyhood life in North America today, ranging from boy-centered toys, games, and media to issues of masculinity and confusing notions of manhood • Expert contributors from a variety of academic and professional disciplines, providing insight into a range of issues related to the lives of North American boys • Bibliographic listings of works cited and further reading in print and online • A comprehensive index
Summary Book Review The Encyclopedia of Romantic Literature by Frederick Burwick:
Download or read book The Encyclopedia of Romantic Literature written by Frederick Burwick and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2012 with total page 548 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review The Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature in Britain by Sian Echard:
Download or read book The Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature in Britain written by Sian Echard and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2017-08-14 with total page 2168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Bringing together scholarship on multilingual and intercultural medieval Britain like never before, The Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature in Britain comprises over 600 authoritative entries spanning key figures, contexts and influences in the literatures of Britain from the fifth to the sixteenth centuries. A uniquely multilingual and intercultural approach reflecting the latest scholarship, covering the entire medieval period and the full tapestry of literary languages comprises over 600 authoritative yet accessible entries on key figures, texts, critical debates, methodologies, cultural and isitroical contexts, and related terminology Represents all the literatures of the British Isles including Old and Middle English, Early Scots, Anglo-Norman, the Norse, Latin and French of Britain, and the Celtic Literatures of Wales, Ireland, Scotland and Cornwall Boasts an impressive chronological scope, covering the period from the Saxon invasions to the fifth century to the transition to the Early Modern Period in the sixteenth Covers the material remains of Medieval British literature, including manuscripts and early prints, literary sites and contexts of production, performance and reception as well as highlighting narrative transformations and intertextual links during the period
Summary Book Review The Holy Roman Empire: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes] by Brian A. Pavlac:
Download or read book The Holy Roman Empire: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes] written by Brian A. Pavlac and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2019-06-30 with total page 832 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reference entries, overview essays, and primary source document excerpts survey the history and unveil the successes and failures of the longest-lasting European empire. • Provides a historical essay to give a concise overview of the Holy Roman Empire • Presents a timeline that highlights key events in the empire's long history • Offers topical sections of reference entries on significant topics • Features entries and a bibliography for further reading • Uses primary source documents to give readers firsthand accounts of life in the Holy Roman Empire
Summary Book Review The Cambridge History of the Gothic: Volume 2, Gothic in the Nineteenth Century by Dale Townshend:
Download or read book The Cambridge History of the Gothic: Volume 2, Gothic in the Nineteenth Century written by Dale Townshend and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2020-08-06 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This second volume of The Cambridge History of the Gothic provides a rigorous account of the Gothic in British, American and Continental European culture, from the Romantic period through to the Victorian fin de siècle. Here, leading scholars in the fields of literature, theatre, architecture and the history of science and popular entertainment explore the Gothic in its numerous interdisciplinary forms and guises, as well as across a range of different international contexts. As much a cultural history of the Gothic in this period as an account of the ways in which the Gothic mode has participated in the formative historical events of modernity, the volume offers fresh perspectives on familiar themes while also drawing new critical attention to a range of hitherto overlooked concerns. From Romanticism, to Penny Bloods, Dickens and even the railway system, the volume provides a compelling and comprehensive study of nineteenth-century Gothic culture.
Summary Book Review The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction by :
Download or read book The Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Fiction written by and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2010-12-08 with total page 1536 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Encyclopedia is an indispensible reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English-language. With nearly 500 contributors and over 1 million words, it is the most comprehensive and authoritative reference guide to twentieth-century fiction in the English language. Contains over 500 entries of 1000-3000 words written in lucid, jargon-free prose, by an international cast of leading scholars Arranged in 3 volumes covering British and Irish Fiction, American Fiction, and World Fiction, with each volume edited by a leading scholar in the field Entries cover major writers (such as Saul Bellow, Raymond Chandler, John Steinbeck, Virginia Woolf, A.S Byatt, Samual Beckett, D.H. Lawrence, Zadie Smith, Salman Rushdie, V.S. Naipaul, Nadine Gordimer, Alice Munro, Chinua Achebe, J.M. Coetzee, and Ngūgī Wa Thiong’o) and their key works Covers the genres and sub-genres of fiction in English across the twentieth century (including crime fiction, sci fi, chick lit, the noir novel, and the avante garde novel) as well as the major movements, debates, and rubrics within the field (censorship, globalization, modernist fiction, fiction and the film industry, and the fiction of migration, Diaspora, and exile)
Summary Book Review The Encyclopedia of British Literature 1660 - 1789 Set by Gary Day:
Download or read book The Encyclopedia of British Literature 1660 - 1789 Set written by Gary Day and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2015-03-09 with total page 1528 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Presents a comprehensive overview of all aspects of the poetry, drama, fiction, and literary and cultural criticism produced from the Restoration of the English monarchy to the onset of the French Revolution"--
Summary Book Review The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature by David Scott Kastan:
Download or read book The Oxford Encyclopedia of British Literature written by David Scott Kastan and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2006-03-03 with total page 2656 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From folk ballads to film scripts, this new five-volume encyclopedia covers the entire history of British literature from the seventh century to the present, focusing on the writers and the major texts of what are now the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. In five hundred substantial essays written by major scholars, the Encyclopedia of British Literature includes biographies of nearly four hundred individual authors and a hundred topical essays with detailed analyses of particular themes, movements, genres, and institutions whose impact upon the writing or the reading of literature was significant. An ideal companion to The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Literature, this set will prove invaluable for students, scholars, and general readers. For more information, including a complete table of contents and list of contributors, please visit www.oup.com/us/ebl
Summary Book Review Britannica Student Encyclopedia (A-Z Set) by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc:
Download or read book Britannica Student Encyclopedia (A-Z Set) written by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc and published by Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.. This book was released on 2012-01-01 with total page 2927 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Entertaining and informative, the newly updated Britannica Student Encyclopedia helps children gain a better understanding of their world. Updated for 2012, more than 2,250 captivating articles cover everything from Barack Obama to video games. Children are sure to immerse themselves in 2,700 photos, charts, and tables that help explain concepts and subjects, as well as 1,200 maps and flags from across the globe. Britannica Student is curriculum correlated and a recent winner of the 2008 Teachers Choice Award and 2010 AEP Distinguished achievement award.
Summary Book Review The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts by Gordon Campbell:
Download or read book The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts written by Gordon Campbell and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2006-11-09 with total page 1290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contains information drawn from Grove Art Online and new material written by G. Campbell. Cf. Preface.
Summary Book Review The World of Antebellum America: A Daily Life Encyclopedia [2 volumes] by Alexandra Kindell:
Download or read book The World of Antebellum America: A Daily Life Encyclopedia [2 volumes] written by Alexandra Kindell and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2018-09-20 with total page 1034 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This set provides insight into the lives of ordinary Americans free and enslaved, in farms and cities, in the North and the South, who lived during the years of 1815 to 1860. • Provides intimate details about the personal lives of Americans during the Antebellum Era • Demonstrates the diversity of the American experience in the years before the Civil War • Makes clear how hard Americans worked to build their lives while still participating in the democratic process • Explores how Americans dealt with the daily demands of life as national and regional issues created insecurity and instability • Includes 40 primary source documents with detailed introductions to realize Antebellum America
Summary Book Review Gothic Antiquity by Dale Townshend:
Download or read book Gothic Antiquity written by Dale Townshend and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2019-09-19 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Gothic Antiquity: History, Romance, and the Architectural Imagination, 1760-1840 provides the first sustained scholarly account of the relationship between Gothic architecture and Gothic literature (fiction; poetry; drama) in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries. Although the relationship between literature and architecture is a topic that has long preoccupied scholars of the literary Gothic, there remains, to date, no monograph-length study of the intriguing and complex interactions between these two aesthetic forms. Equally, Gothic literature has received only the most cursory of treatments in art-historical accounts of the early Gothic Revival in architecture, interiors, and design. In addressing this gap in contemporary scholarship, Gothic Antiquity seeks to situate Gothic writing in relation to the Gothic-architectural theories, aesthetics, and practices with which it was contemporary, providing closely historicized readings of a wide selection of canonical and lesser-known texts and writers. Correspondingly, it shows how these architectural debates responded to, and were to a certain extent shaped by, what we have since come to identify as the literary Gothic mode. In both its 'survivalist' and 'revivalist' forms, the architecture of the Middle Ages in the long eighteenth century was always much more than a matter of style. Incarnating, for better or for worse, the memory of a vanished 'Gothic' age in the modern, enlightened present, Gothic architecture, be it ruined or complete, prompted imaginative reconstructions of the nation's past--a notable 'visionary' turn, as the antiquary John Pinkerton put it in 1788, in which Gothic writers, architects, and antiquaries enthusiastically participated. The volume establishes a series of dialogues between Gothic literature, architectural history, and the antiquarian interest in the material remains of the Gothic past, and argues that these discrete yet intimately related approaches to vernacular antiquity are most fruitfully read in relation to one another.