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The Greatest Epic of the Twenty-first Century?

Deborah Bridge

in The Return of the Epic Film

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780748684021
eISBN:
9780748697069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748684021.003.0011
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

One epic series in particular fulfils a number of definitions of the epic without itself being considered epic. It not only embraces “popular trends and ideals that define or represent an era” and ... More


Gothic half-bloods: maternal kinship in Rowling's Harry Potter series1

Ranita Chatterjee

in Gothic kinship

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719088605
eISBN:
9781781707203
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719088605.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Ranita Chatterjee explores in Chapter 11 the Gothic kinship ties between hero Harry Potter and villain Lord Voldemort in J.K. Rowling’s famous novel series. Their physically intertwined existence – ... More


Through the Looking Glass: Children’s Books on Screen

Casie E. Hermansson

in Filming the Children's Book: Adapting Metafiction

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474413565
eISBN:
9781474460088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413565.003.0004
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter focuses on children’s films that depict ‘bookishness,’ both in adaptation and otherwise, to develop a ‘grammar’ of film techniques for doing so (as shown in mise en scène, editing, ... More


Popular Novel: The Ethics of Harry Potter: Approach: Ethical Criticism

Peter Childs

in Texts: Contemporary Cultural Texts and Critical Approaches

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748620432
eISBN:
9780748671700
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748620432.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

J.K. Rowling’s extraordinarily successful series of children’s stories has inspired an unprecedented reaction across the world, in terms of devotion and denunciation. Celebrated in conventions in ... More


Truth and the Imagination: From Romance to Children’s Fantasy

Karen Sullivan

in The Danger of Romance: Truth, Fantasy, and Arthurian Fictions

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226540122
eISBN:
9780226540436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226540436.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Since Late Antiquity, thinkers have argued over whether imagination—and, by extension, romance, which relies so heavily upon imagination—can give one access to truth. For scholastic theologians, ... More


Fantasiecle

Peter Marks

in Literature of the 1990s: Endings and Beginnings

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474411592
eISBN:
9781474444873
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474411592.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

An English computer whizz invented the twenty-first century. This, of course, is a fantastic claim, but Tim Berners-Lee rightly gets credited for inventing the World Wide Web, which became ... More


Fantasy, fallacy and allusion: reconceptualising British landscapes through the lens of children’s cinema

Suzanne Speidel

in British Rural Landscapes on Film

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719091575
eISBN:
9781526115270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719091575.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The question of the expressive capabilities of British landscapes on film has received particular attention in critical writing on contemporary heritage cinema. One prevailing critique of this genre ... More


Orestes and the Half-Blood Prince: Ghosts of Aeschylus in the Harry Potter Series

Brett M. Rogers

in Classical Traditions in Modern Fantasy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780190610050
eISBN:
9780190610081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190610050.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Poetry and Poets: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Brett M. Rogers, in “Orestes and the Half-Blood Prince: Ghosts of Aeschylus in the Harry Potter Series,” explores the unexpected quotation from Libation Bearers in Deathly Hallows, as well as a ... More


From Angels to Aliens: Teenagers, the Media, and the Supernatural

Lynn Schofield Clark

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195300239
eISBN:
9780199850525
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195300239.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Harry Potter, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and the Left Behind series are but the latest manifestations of American teenagers' long-standing fascination with the supernatural and the paranormal. This ... More


Media Rights and Intellectual Property

Richard Haynes

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748618804
eISBN:
9780748670994
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748618804.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This critical study of intellectual property in the new media environment highlights the ways in which issues of intellectual property are driving the contemporary media economy, from disputes over ... More


Dreaming in Color: Racial Revisions in Fan Fiction

André M. Carrington

in Speculative Blackness: The Future of Race in Science Fiction

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816678952
eISBN:
9781452954370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816678952.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter reads online fan fiction about black British/African diasporic women in popular fantasy texts, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Harry Potter, as critical responses to dominant discourse on ... More


Harry, Frodo, and Neo

Sophia Moskalenko and Clark McCauley

in The Marvel of Martyrdom: The Power of Self-Sacrifice in a Selfish World

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190689322
eISBN:
9780190939526
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190689322.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Looking first for evidence in popular culture, the authors ask whether martyrdom stories still inspire today as they did 2,000 years ago. Three blockbuster stories that became cultural icons turn out ... More


Wayfaring Mortality, Fear, and the Good Death

Douglas J. Davies

in Mors Britannica: Life Style & Death Style in Britain Today

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199644971
eISBN:
9780191815737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199644971.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

The wayfarer traversing life and death is introduced here through the tenor and intellectual Ian Bostridge’s magisterial account of Schubert’s Winterreise. Given that mortality is the unbidden ... More


Popular Religion and Pluralism, or, Will Harry Potter Be Left Behind?

Peter W. Williams

in Gods in America: Religious Pluralism in the United States

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199931903
eISBN:
9780199345779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199931903.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Popular religion appears in extra-ecclesial settings, is transmitted outside normal channels of official religious communication, manifests itself in terms of supernaturalism, and has an elective ... More


Identity Rights and Family Rights

Jonathan Todres, Sarah Higinbotham, and Carol Bellamy

in Human Rights in Children's Literature: Imagination and the Narrative of Law

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190213343
eISBN:
9780190213367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190213343.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Chapter 4 presents two core components of the developing child: identity and family. The identity rights of the child provide the foundation for children to realize many other rights. Deeply ... More


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