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Jungle Lords, Haunting Horrors, and the Big City

Aldo J. Regalado

in Bending Steel: Modernity and the American Superhero

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781628462210
eISBN:
9781626746183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462210.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Comics Studies

This chapter discusses how earlier heroic fiction developed in the immediate post-Civil War era and into the early twentieth century as republican modernity gave way to the industrial modernity. ... More


History Within between Science and Fiction

Marianne Sommer

in History Within: The Science, Culture, and Politics of Bones, Organisms, and Molecules

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226347325
eISBN:
9780226349879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226349879.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The chapter engages with Osborn’s attempts to influence the ways in which human evolution and prehistory were presented in works written by other authors, such as educational and school books. It ... More


Black Savage, White Animal: Tarzan’s American Jungle

Michael Lundblad

in The Birth of a Jungle: Animality in Progressive-Era U.S. Literature and Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199917570
eISBN:
9780199332830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917570.003.0022
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Readings of Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Tarzan of the Apes (1914) tend to conflate Tarzan’s “others,” suggesting that there is little difference between the apes and the savages he encounters or that the ... More


Science Fiction

David Seed

in The Oxford History of Popular Print Culture: Volume Six: US Popular Print Culture 1860-1920

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199234066
eISBN:
9780191803352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199234066.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter focuses on the genre of science fiction published in the United States between 1860 and 1920. More specifically, it examines how different categories of science fiction, including ... More


The Rise of Fantasy: Swords and Planets

in Solar Flares: Science Fiction in the 1970s

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318344
eISBN:
9781846317798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317798.006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Science fantasy boomed in the 1970s, especially in the second half of the decade. Just as some of the science fiction publications of the period recalled Mary Shelley, H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, ... More


Waiting for the Barbarians: Science Fiction

Mark Storey

in Time and Antiquity in American Empire: Roma Redux

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198871507
eISBN:
9780191914409
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198871507.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The final chapter moves to the future-oriented narratives of American science fiction, broadly conceived as a mode of representation committed to the imagination of alternative lifeworlds. The ... More


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