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Superheroes On World Screens

Rayna Denison and Rachel Mizsei-Ward (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462340
eISBN:
9781626746787
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462340.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

There are now superheroes from every corner of the world, and they are becoming increasingly important within local and global cultures alike. This collection brings together a wide range of film, ... More


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

Robert Moses Peaslee and Robert G. Weiner (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781628462388
eISBN:
9781626746831
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462388.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

Along with Batman, Spider-Man, and Superman, the Joker is one of the most recognizable sequential art characters in popular culture. While there has been a great deal of scholarly attention on ... More


Swedish crime fiction: Novel, film, television

Steven Peacock

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780719086953
eISBN:
9781781706336
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086953.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Swedish crime fiction became an international phenomenon in the first decade of the twenty-first century, starting with novels but then percolating through Swedish-language television serials and ... More


The Particular Case of Children

Colin Shaw

in Deciding What We Watch: Taste, Decency and Media Ethics in the UK and the USA

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198159377
eISBN:
9780191673603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198159377.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Children watch three distinct kinds of television programmes, even though the words ‘Children's Television’ may be used interchangeably to describe programmes made in order to instruct children, ... More


Shakespeare on Television

Stephen Purcell

in The Edinburgh Companion to Shakespeare and the Arts

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635238
eISBN:
9780748652297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635238.003.0029
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter considers the BBC Television Shakespeare of 1978–85, the Animated Tales of 1992–4 and the ShakespeaRetold series of 2005 as decisive conjunctures. It is highlighted that television ... More


Afterword: the lessons of history

Jonathan Bignell

in Beckett on Screen: The Television Plays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064203
eISBN:
9781781701867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064203.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter reviews the arguments addressed in this study and the issues that were raised about their relationship with critical traditions in Television Studies and in Beckett scholarship. It then ... More


Introduction

Jonathan Bignell

in Beckett on Screen: The Television Plays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064203
eISBN:
9781781701867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064203.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This introductory chapter discusses Samuel Beckett and his works that were adapted for British television and radio. It considers the question of whether Beckett's television plays are single ... More


. The Revelation will be Televised: Media, Celebrity, and Authority in Left Behind

Jennie Chapman

in Plotting Apocalypse: Reading, Agency, and Identity in the Left Behind Series

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617039034
eISBN:
9781621039891
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617039034.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines changing evangelical attitudes towards media, technology, and celebrity through an analysis of their depiction in Left Behind. In the modern period, American evangelicals have ... More


Woeful pageants

Robert Shaughnessy

in As You Like It

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780719086939
eISBN:
9781526132192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719086939.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies

This chapter considers the screen history of the play, examining the major film versions (directed by Paul Czinner, 1936, Christine Edzard, 1992, and Kenneth Branagh, 2006) and the BBC-Time Life ... More


‘The insane Creole’: the afterlife of Bertha Mason

Jessica Cox

in Charlotte Brontë: Legacies and Afterlives

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781784992460
eISBN:
9781526128317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781784992460.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the character of Bertha Mason as a significant obstacle to writers and artists seeking to adapt Jane Eyre: to treat her in the same manner as Charlotte Brontë is to replicate ... More


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