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Enchantment, Inc.: Online Gaming Between Spiritual Experience and Commodity Fetishism

Stef Aupers

in Things: Religion and the Question of Materiality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823239450
eISBN:
9780823239498
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239450.003.0020
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the popular genre of online computer games rooted in the “fantasy” genre (Tolkien in particular) and exemplified by World of Warcraft. His analysis, as we have seen, leads to a ... More


Coleridge the Lecturer, A Disappearing Act

Sarah Zimmerman

in The Romantic Literary Lecture in Britain

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198833147
eISBN:
9780191872631
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198833147.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

Coleridge set some of the key terms of Romantic-era literary lecturing in his responses to two historical pressures. He attempted to define himself as a literary lecturer against his former roles as ... More


“A Little Voyage of Discovery?”: Fiction and the Pursuit of Knowledge

Sarah Tindal Kareem

in Eighteenth-Century Fiction and the Reinvention of Wonder

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199689101
eISBN:
9780191802027
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199689101.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

The final chapter shows how Austen’s Northanger Abbey and Shelley’s Frankenstein critique admiration for great minds. This critique occurs within the context of the emergent disciplinary war between ... More


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