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Racial Worldmaking: The Power of Popular Fiction

Mark C. Jerng

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823277759
eISBN:
9780823280544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277759.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

When does racial description become racism? Critical race studies has not come up with good answers to this question because it has overemphasized the visuality of race. According to dominant ... More


The Woman Fantastic in Contemporary American Media Culture

Elyce Rae Helford, Shiloh Carroll, Sarah Gray, and Michael R. II Howard (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781496808714
eISBN:
9781496808752
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496808714.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

In chapters devoted to individual television programs, adult and young adult literature, and comics, the authors collected in The Woman Fantastic in Contemporary American Media Culture discuss ... More


From Instant Karma to Instant Wealth: The Fantasies and Cathexes of these Neoliberal Times

Shannon Winnubst

in Way Too Cool: Selling Out Race and Ethics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780231172950
eISBN:
9780231539883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231172950.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chpater shifts gears entirely into the Lacanian lexicon to examine precisely how the dominant fantasies of classical liberalism, tolerance and neutrality, are transforming in the neoliberal ... More


The Reception of Bach's Organ Works from Mendelssohn to Brahms

Russell Stinson

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195171099
eISBN:
9780199865239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171099.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Bach's music has made an indelible mark on all those who compose for the organ, and in the 19th century, Bach's music was revived, revered, and brought to life for a musical public. This study ... More


Deconstructing the Starships: Science, Fiction and Reality

Gwyneth Jones

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780853237839
eISBN:
9781786945389
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237839.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Gwyneth Jones’s Deconstructing the Starships: Science Fiction and Reality is a collection of critical essays, speeches and reviews, split into three sections: ‘All Science is Description’, ‘Science, ... More


Attending Daedalus: Gene Wolfe, Artifice and the Reader

Peter Wright

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780853238188
eISBN:
9781846312618
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238188.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Attending Daedalus is the first book-length study of Gene Wolfe's four-volume The Book of the New Sun and its sequel, The Urth of the New Sun, known collectively as ‘The Urth Cycle’. Rejecting the ... More


Glory Season: David Brin’s Feminist Utopia

Gwyneth Jones

in Deconstructing the Starships: Science, Fiction and Reality

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780853237839
eISBN:
9781786945389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237839.003.0014
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In this review of David Brin’s Glory Season, Jones foregrounds the issues that arise when feminism is looked at from a male perspective. She criticises the text for presenting a feminist utopia so ... More


Epilogue

Mike Ashley

in The Time Machines: The Story of the Science-Fiction Pulp Magazines from the Beginning to 1950

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853238553
eISBN:
9781781380826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238553.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter reflects on the fate of the science fiction magazines during the 1950s nuclear age, by which time most science fiction magazines in pulp science fiction formats had disappeared. It notes ... More


The Dream Life of Citizens: Late Victorian Novels and the Fantasy of the State

Zarena Aslami

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823241996
eISBN:
9780823242030
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823241996.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

It has become commonplace to claim that, as imagined communities, nations are constituted through the incitement of feelings and the operations of fantasy. But what about the state? Can we think of ... More


Japanese Male-Queer Cyberspace and Global Flows: Realising Queer Japan through the Imagination

Katsuhiko Suganuma and Siu-lun Wong

in Contact Moments: The Politics of Intercultural Desire in Japanese Male-Queer Cultures

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789888083701
eISBN:
9789882209053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083701.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Chapter 6 positions the discussion of the deployment of the ‘Japan’ versus the ‘West’ binary within the context of Japan's queer culture in the age of Internet communication. This chapter focuses on ... More


Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy

Brett M. Rogers and Benjamin Eldon Stevens (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190610050
eISBN:
9780190610081
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190610050.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy is the first collection of essays in English focusing on how fantasy draws deeply on ancient Greek and Roman myth, philosophy, literature, history, art, and ... More


‘Hoist the Colours!’ Framing Feminism through Charismatic White Leadership in the Fantasy Blockbuster

Kendra Marston

in Postfeminist Whiteness: Problematising Melancholic Burden in Contemporary Hollywood

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474430296
eISBN:
9781474453608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474430296.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores the manifestation of melancholic white femininity in fantasy films featuring proto-feminist heroines. The protagonists of The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and Alice in ... More


Did You Hear the One About … ?: Humor in Through the Arc of the Rain Forest and Brazil-Maru

Chris LaLonde

in Karen Tei Yamashita: Fictions of Magic and Memory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780824872946
eISBN:
9780824877873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824872946.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

If Yamashita has pursued serious enough themes of environmental damage or the set-backs to dreams of ideal Japanese settlement in Brazil (respectively in the two titles within the chapter title), ... More


Shift of Scene: Re-viewing Anime Wong

A. Robert Lee

in Karen Tei Yamashita: Fictions of Magic and Memory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780824872946
eISBN:
9780824877873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824872946.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This essay gives account of Yamashita’s selected performance scripts gathered in Anime Wong and their bearing upon Asian American life. It gives due recognition to the role of fantasy, dada-ism, ... More


Introduction: ‘Where are we, and how did we get here?’

Lisa Purse

in Contemporary Action Cinema

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638178
eISBN:
9780748670857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638178.003.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The chapter explores the challenges in defining action cinema as a popular form, given its inherent genre hybridity. It suggests that the action film creates fantasies of empowerment which combine a ... More


Prologue: Schubert after Winterreise

Joseph Kerman

in Returning Cycles: Contexts for the Interpretation of Schubert's Impromptus and Last Sonatas

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520225640
eISBN:
9780520925786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225640.003.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter begins with the author's recollections of how the questions addressed in this study of Schubert's piano music stemmed from his own desire to understand and to deepen his sense of ... More


The Wanderer's Tracks

Joseph Kerman

in Returning Cycles: Contexts for the Interpretation of Schubert's Impromptus and Last Sonatas

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520225640
eISBN:
9780520925786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225640.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The “Wanderer” Fantasy sets itself apart from most of Schubert's instrumental music not only because of its unusual form and virtuosic character, but also because of the place it occupies in his ... More


Retelling the “Unfinished”

Joseph Kerman

in Returning Cycles: Contexts for the Interpretation of Schubert's Impromptus and Last Sonatas

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520225640
eISBN:
9780520925786
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225640.003.0005
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This chapter begins the discussion of the “Unfinished” Symphony with the transition between the two thematic groups of the Andante and with the crisis in the first movement's development that this ... More


Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue, BWV 903

Joseph Kerman

in The Art of Fugue: Bach Fugues for Keyboard, 1715-1750

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520243583
eISBN:
9780520941397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520243583.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

An early version of the fantasy dates back to Bach's Weimar years. Its flamboyance and freedom, pathos and furor recommended it to the age of sensibility in the late eighteenth century as well as to ... More


The “Facts” of Blackness and Anthropological Worlds

Mark C. Jerng

in Racial Worldmaking: The Power of Popular Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823277759
eISBN:
9780823280544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277759.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter discusses the origins and development of sword and sorcery in the pulps and fanzines of the 1930s. It starts with Robert Howard’s Conan the Barbarian stories and reads these stories in ... More


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