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More Than Meets the Eye: Special Effects and the Fantastic Transmedia Franchise

Bob Rehak

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479813155
eISBN:
9781479897070
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479813155.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Today’s franchises of fantastic media depend on visual effects for their existence, not just in their local textual homes (a feature film, a TV episode, a videogame) but across multiple screens and ... More


Sharing Democracy

Michaele L. Ferguson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199921584
eISBN:
9780199980413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199921584.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

It is frequently assumed that the “people” must have something in common, or else democracy will fail. This assumption that democracy requires commonality – such as a shared nationality, a common ... More


Sovereignty at the limit

Neal Curtis

in Sovereignty and Superheroes

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719085048
eISBN:
9781526104434
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085048.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter returns to the problem with which chapter 1 opened namely the nothingness that accompanies the sovereign’s authority. While Schmitt tried to fill this nothingness up with divine ... More


Sharing the World in Common with Others

Michaele L. Ferguson

in Sharing Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199921584
eISBN:
9780199980413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199921584.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, American Politics

Underlying the two views of democracy in terms of commonality and political freedom are two different mental pictures of how people share. This chapter draws out these two mental pictures from a ... More


Distances

Joanna Gavins

in Text World Theory: An Introduction

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748622993
eISBN:
9780748671540
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622993.003.0007
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

Chapter 6 demonstrated how expressions of unfulfilled wishes and desires trigger the creation of discrete text-worlds with their own world-building and function-advancing elements. Such boulomaic and ... More


The Unusal Life of Tristan Smith (1994) and The Big Bazoohley (1995)

Bruce Woodcock

in Peter Carey

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719043604
eISBN:
9781781700532
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719043604.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses two of Carey's novels, namely The Unusual Life of Tristan Smithand The Big Bazoohley. The Unusual Life of Tristan Smith is the strangest of all of Carey's novels and serves as ... More


An Ethics of Dwelling

Jarrett Zigon

in Disappointment: Toward a Critical Hermeneutics of Worldbuilding

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823278237
eISBN:
9780823280650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823278237.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Chapter four takes up the dilemma posed by what Simon Critchley calls the motivational deficit that accompanies the disappointment in politics today. It is argued that unlike the politics of the a ... More


That Which Survives: Design Networks and Blueprint Culture between Fandom and Franchise

Bob Rehak

in More Than Meets the Eye: Special Effects and the Fantastic Transmedia Franchise

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781479813155
eISBN:
9781479897070
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479813155.003.0002
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the creation of Star Trek in the 1960s, tracing its history from preproduction to cancelation and through the subsequent decade, as the series evolved into both a fan phenomenon ... More


The Eureka Years

Jad Smith

in Alfred Bester

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040634
eISBN:
9780252099076
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040634.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

In the early 1950s, working closely with Galaxy magazine editor Horace L. Gold, Bester wrote a highly experimental novel, The Demolished Man. In addition to hybridizing the SF and detective novel, a ... More


Judging as a Democratic World-Building Practice

Linda M. G. Zerilli

in A Democratic Theory of Judgment

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226397849
eISBN:
9780226398037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226398037.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter summarizes the main themes of the book and articulates what it means to judge politically. Returning to Arendt, the chapter argues for judging as a world-building democratic practice, ... More


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