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Playing (with) the Villain: Critical Play and the Joker-as-Guide in Batman: Arkham Asylum

Kristin M. S. Bezio

in The Joker: A Serious Study of the Clown Prince of Crime

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462388
eISBN:
9781626746831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462388.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Kristin M.S. Bezio asks us to enter Arkham Asylum, more or less literally, as players of the eponymous 2009 video game produced by Rocksteady. In her analysis, Bezio carefully outlines how the Joker ... More


Playing with history: Byron’s Italian dramas

Mirka Horová

in Byron and Italy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526100559
eISBN:
9781526132222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100559.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter concentrates on Byron’s dramatic representations of Italian history – Marino Faliero, The Two Foscari and The Deformed Transformed. It demonstrates the extent to which ‘play’ – in its ... More


‘Where shall I turn me?’: Italy and irony in <i>Beppo</i> and <i>Don Juan</i>

Diego Saglia

in Byron and Italy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781526100559
eISBN:
9781526132222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526100559.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter focuses on Byron’s ‘Italian’ satires, Beppo and Don Juan, as well as the late prose fragment ‘An Italian Carnival’. It begins by highlighting Byron’s parabasic ‘turn’ to Italy in these ... More


From Arkham to New York

Jonathan R. Eller

in Becoming Ray Bradbury

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036293
eISBN:
9780252093357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036293.003.0024
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on Ray Bradbury's trip to New York in 1946 where he met with various magazine editors and book publishers with the help of Don Congdon. Throughout 1946, Bradbury had to navigate ... More


Obsessed with Perfection

Jonathan R. Eller

in Becoming Ray Bradbury

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036293
eISBN:
9780252093357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036293.003.0025
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter describes Ray Bradbury as a writer obsessed with perfection as reflected in his tendency to revise his stories. Bradbury's public reputation was growing fast, but this proved to be a ... More


Dark Carnival

Jonathan R. Eller

in Becoming Ray Bradbury

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036293
eISBN:
9780252093357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036293.003.0026
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses Ray Bradbury's revisions and last-minute reconfigurations for Dark Carnival prior to its May 1947 publication. According to August Derleth, Dark Carnival cost more in press ... More


Joe Mugnaini and The Golden Apples of the Sun

Jonathan R. Eller

in Becoming Ray Bradbury

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036293
eISBN:
9780252093357
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036293.003.0042
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines the collaboration between artist Joseph Mugnaini and Ray Bradbury for the latter's collection of short stories called The Golden Apples of the Sun. Mugnaini was a prolific book ... More


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