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Game On, Hollywood!
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 232

Game On, Hollywood!

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2013-02-06
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  • Publisher: McFarland

The 14 essays in Game on, Hollywood! take on several points of game and film intersection. They look at storylines, aesthetics, mechanics, and production. The book is about adaptation (video game to film, film to video game), but it is even more about narrative. The essays draw attention to the ways and possibilities of telling a story. They consider differences and similarities across modes of storytelling (showing, telling, interacting), explore the consequences of time, place and ideology, and propose critical approaches to the vastness of narrative in the age of multimedia storytelling. The video games and film texts discussed include The Warriors (1979 film; 2005 video game), GoldenEye (1995 film), GoldenEye 007 (1997 and 2011 video games), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (2000–2004, television show), Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Chaos Bleeds (2003 video game), Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2003 video game; 2010 film), the Star Wars franchise empire (1977 on), Afro Samurai (2009 video game), and Disney’s Epic Mickey (2010 video game).

The Oxford Handbook of Adaptation Studies
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 744

The Oxford Handbook of Adaptation Studies

This collection of forty new essays, written by the leading scholars in adaptation studies and distinguished contributors from outside the field, is the most comprehensive volume on adaptation ever published. Written to appeal alike to specialists in adaptation, scholars in allied fields, and general readers, it hearkens back to the foundations of adaptation studies a century and more ago, surveys its ferment of activity over the past twenty years, and looks forward to the future. It considers the very different problems in adapting the classics, from the Bible to Frankenstein to Philip Roth, and the commons, from online mashups and remixes to adult movies. It surveys a dizzying range of ada...

Mothers Who Deliver
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 321

Mothers Who Deliver

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012-02-01
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  • Publisher: SUNY Press

New directions in thinking about mothering.

The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 640

The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters

This concise encyclopedia provides scholars and students with a comprehensive and authoritative A-Z of monsters throughout the ages. It is the first major reference book on monsters for the scholarly market. Over 200 entries written by experts in the field are accompanied by an overview introduction by the editor. Generic entries such as 'ghost' and 'vampire' are cross-listed with important specific manifestations of that monster. This book is an invaluable resource for all students and scholars and an essential addition to library reference shelves.

Scare Tactics
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 228

Scare Tactics

Between the end of the Civil War and roughly 1930, hundreds of uncanny tales were published by women. These include stories by familiar figures such as Edith Wharton, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and Charlotte PerkinsGilman, as well as by authors almost wholly unknown to twenty-firstcentury readers, such as Josephine Dodge Bacon, Alice Brown, Emma Frances Dawson, and Harriet Prescott Spofford. Scare Tactics analyzes this overlooked tradition of supernatural writing by American women as an essentially feminist enterprise. These authors repeatedly used Gothic conventions to express discontentment with circumscribed roles for women and to imagine alternative possibilities. Therefore, this body of literature proves to be a type of political intervention connected to the broader sphere of women's rights activism.

Reel Food
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 368

Reel Food

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012-08-06
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  • Publisher: Routledge

First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Literature, Race, and Ethnicity
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 564

Literature, Race, and Ethnicity

Literature, Race and Ethnicity is a text-anthology of American literature organized around issues of race and ethnicity.Divided into nine units, the anthology gives focus to issues of race and ethnicity faced by members of different communities. Located at every section opening, introductions help readers to see issues within the general ideas of race and ethnicity. Throughout the book, attention to historical context allows readers to see ethnicity and race as a perennial American issue. Awareness of "whiteness" and white ethnicity helps readers to place themselves in the story. Includes well-written and accessible works by writers from many racial and ethnic communities. For those interested in literature and American studies.

Cartographic Perspectives
  • Language: en

Cartographic Perspectives

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1995
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Cupboards of curiosity
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 242

Cupboards of curiosity

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2007-01-30
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  • Publisher: Duke Univ Pr

InCupboards of CuriosityAmelie Hastie rethinks female authorship within film history by expanding the historical archive to include dollhouses, scrapbooks, memoirs, cookbooks, and ephemera. Focusing on women who worked during the silent-film era, Hastie reveals how female stars, directors, and others appropriated personal or "domestic" cultural forms not only to publicize their own achievements but also to reflect on specific films and the broader film industry. Whether considering Colleen Moore's thirty-six scrapbooks or Marlene Dietrich's eccentric encyclopaedia of Hollywood information, Hastie emphasizes how these women spoke for themselves-as collectors, historians, critics, and experts-...

A Feminist Reader in Early Cinema
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 584

A Feminist Reader in Early Cinema

The first anthology in a rapidly expanding area of cinema studies.