Gender and Laughter

Gender and Laughter
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2016-08-09
ISBN: 9042026731
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gender and Laughter Book Excerpt:

This essay collection is dedicated to intersections between gender theories and theories of laughter, humour, and comedy. It is based on the results of a three-year research programme, entitled “Gender – Laughter – Media” (2003-2006) and includes a series of investigations on traditional and modern media in western cultures from the 18th to the 20th century. A theoretical opening part is followed by four thematic sections that explore the multiple forms of irritating stereotypical gender perceptions; aspects of (post-)colonialism and multiculturalism; the comic impact of literary and media genres in different national cultures; as well as the different comic strategies in fictional, philosophical, artistic or real life communication. The volume presents a variety of new approaches to the overlaps between gender and laughter that have only barely been considered in groundbreaking research. It forms a valuable read for scholars of literary, theatre, media, and cultural studies, at the same time reaching out to a general readership.

Time Travel in Popular Media

Time Travel in Popular Media
Author: Matthew Jones,Joan Ormrod
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2015-03-18
ISBN: 1476620083
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Time Travel in Popular Media Book Excerpt:

In recent years numerous films, television series, comic books, graphic novels and video games have featured time travel narratives, with characters jumping backward, forward and laterally through time. No rules govern time travel in these stories. Some characters move by machine, some by magic, others by unexplained means. Sometime travelers can alter the timeline, while others are prevented from causing temporal aberrations. The fluid forms of imagined time travel have fascinated audiences and prompted debate since at least the 19th century. What is behind our fascination with time travel? What does it mean to be out of one’s own era? How do different media tell these stories and what does this reveal about the media’s relationship to time? This collection of new essays—the first to address time travel across a range of media—answers these questions by locating time travel narratives within their cultural, historical and philosophical contexts. Texts discussed include Doctor Who, The Terminator, The Georgian House, Save the Date, Back to the Future, Inception, Source Code and others.

The Gospel According to Star Trek

The Gospel According to Star Trek
Author: Kevin C. Neece
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 217
Release: 2018-01-01
ISBN: 071889524X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Gospel According to Star Trek Book Excerpt:

What’s Christian about Star Trek? Nothing. That’s the way most people see it and that certainly seems to be the way the franchise is intended. There’s no question that the Trek universe is based on a doggedly humanistic worldview and is set in a future time when religion has essentially vanished from Earth. If that’s the case, how can there even be a Gospel According to Star Trek? In The Gospel According to Star Trek, you’ll discover how the continuing voyages of Kirk and company aboard the Enterprise – from the Original Series to Star Trek Beyond – tell us more about our human quest for God than you ever imagined. You’ll learn how Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry’s own spiritual quest informed the franchise, what he and the series really have to say about God and religion, and the amazing image of Christ contained in Star Trek’s most popular character. You’ll also see how Star Trek can help us recover a deeper, more fully human gospel that embraces our humanity instead of denigrating it and echoes the call of both Spock and Christ: ‘Live long and prosper!’ (John 10:10).

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1132
Release: 2005
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Science Fiction Literature through History An Encyclopedia 2 volumes

Science Fiction Literature through History  An Encyclopedia  2 volumes
Author: Gary Westfahl
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 766
Release: 2021-07-31
ISBN: 1440866171
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science Fiction Literature through History An Encyclopedia 2 volumes Book Excerpt:

This book provides high school and undergraduate students, and other interested readers, with a comprehensive survey of science fiction history and numerous essays addressing major science fiction topics, authors, works, and subgenres written by a distinguished scholar. This encyclopedia deals with written science fiction in all of its forms, not only novels and short stories but also mediums often ignored in other reference books, such as plays, poems, comic books, and graphic novels. Some science fiction films, television programs, and video games are also mentioned, particularly when they are relevant to written texts. Its focus is on science fiction in the English language, though due attention is given to international authors whose works have been frequently translated into English. Since science fiction became a recognized genre and greatly expanded in the 20th century, works published in the 20th and 21st centuries are most frequently discussed, though important earlier works are not neglected. The texts are designed to be helpful to numerous readers, ranging from students first encountering science fiction to experienced scholars in the field. Provides readers with information about written science fiction in all its forms—novels, stories, plays, poems, comic books, and graphic novels Includes original interviews with major writers like Ted Chiang, Samuel R. Delany, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Connie Willis that are not available elsewhere Features numerous sidebars with additional data about various subjects and key passages from several classic works Includes hundreds of bibliographies of sources that provide additional information on various specific topics and the genre of science fiction as a whole

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature 1975 1991

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature  1975 1991
Author: R. Reginald,Mary Wickizer Burgess,Daryl Furumi Mallett
Publsiher: Detroit : Gale Research
Total Pages: 1512
Release: 1992
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Authors
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature 1975 1991 Book Excerpt:

Science fiction constitutes one of the largest and most widely read genres in literature, and this reference provides bibliographical data on some 20,000 science fiction, fantasy, and horror fiction books, as well as nonfiction monographs about the literature. A companion to Reginald's Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, 1700-1974 (Gale, 1979), the present volume is alphabetically arranged by approximately 10,000 author names. The entry for each individual work includes title, publisher, date and place published, number of pages, hardbound or paperback format, and type of book (novel, anthology, etc.). Where appropriate, entries also provide translation notes, series information, pseudonyms, and remarks on special features (such as celebrity introductions). Includes indexes of titles, series, awards, and "doubles" (for locating volumes containing two novels). Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia Volume 2 2000 2010

The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia  Volume 2  2000     2010
Author: Peter Dendle
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2012-10-19
ISBN: 0786492880
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia Volume 2 2000 2010 Book Excerpt:

This is a comprehensive overview of zombie movies in the first 11 years of the new millennium, the most dynamic and vital period yet in the history of the zombie genre. It serves not only as a follow-up to its predecessor (The Zombie Movie Encyclopedia, McFarland 2001), which covered movies from 1932 up until the late 1990s, but also as a fresh exploration of what uniquely defines the genre in the 2000s. In-depth entries provide critical analysis of the zombie as creature in more than 280 feature-length movies, from 28 countries and filmed on six continents. An appendix offers shorter entries for more than 100 shorts and serials.

Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience

Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience
Author: William F. Williams
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 445
Release: 2013-12-02
ISBN: 1135955220
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience Book Excerpt:

The Encyclopedia of Pseudoscience is the first one-volume, A-to-Z reference that identifies, defines, and explains all of the terms and ideas dealing with the somewhat murky world of the "almost sciences". Truly interdisciplinary and multicultural in scope, the Encyclopedia examines how fringe or marginal sciences have affected people throughout history, as well as how they continue to exert an influence on our lives today. This comprehensive reference brings together: superstitions and fads that are part of popular culture, such as fortune telling; healing practices once thought marginal that are now become increasingly accepted, such as homeopathy and acupuncture; frauds and hoaxes that have occurred throughout history, such as UFOs; mistaken theories first put forward as serious science, but later discarded as false, such as phrenology and racial typing, etc. More than 2000 extensively cross-referenced and illustrated entries cover prominent phenomena, major figures, events topics, places and associations.

The Trek Encyclopedia

The Trek Encyclopedia
Author: John Peel,Scott Nance
Publsiher: Movie Publisher Services
Total Pages: 228
Release: 1992
ISBN: 9781556983504
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography
Author: Arthur James Wells
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2002
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Bibliography, National
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels 2 volumes

Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels  2 volumes
Author: M. Keith Booker
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 763
Release: 2010-05-11
ISBN: 0313357471
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Comic Books and Graphic Novels 2 volumes Book Excerpt:

The most comprehensive reference ever compiled about the rich and enduring genre of comic books and graphic novels, from their emergence in the 1930s to their late-century breakout into the mainstream. • Includes over 330 entries on comic books and their creators • Presents the work of 80 contributors—accomplished academics and librarians who are also fans of comic books and graphic novels • Offers selected bibliographic listings with the entries • Provides a comprehensive index of artists, writers, works, characters, genres, and themes

I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing

I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing
Author: A. D. Jameson
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-05-08
ISBN: 0374717079
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing Book Excerpt:

"Funny, incisive, and timely ... Jameson does for geeks what geek culture does for its superheroes: he takes them seriously, respects their power, and refuses to hide his deep affection." —Lawrence Kasdan, co-screenwriter of The Empire Strikes Back, Return of the Jedi, The Force Awakens, and Solo: A Star Wars Story In I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing, A. D. Jameson takes geeks and non-geeks alike on a surprising and insightful journey through the science fiction, fantasy, and superhero franchises that now dominate pop culture. Walking us through the rise of geekdom from its underground origins to the top of the box office and bestseller lists, Jameson takes in franchises like The Lord of the Rings, Guardians of the Galaxy, Harry Potter, Star Trek, and, in particular, Star Wars—as well as phenomena like fan fiction, cosplay, and YouTube parodies. Along the way, he blasts through the clichés surrounding geek culture: that its fans are mindless consumers who will embrace all things Spider-Man or Batman, regardless of quality; or that the popularity and financial success of Star Wars led to the death of ambitious filmmaking. A lifelong geek, Jameson shines a new light on beloved classics, explaining the enormous love (and hate) they are capable of inspiring in fan and non-fan alike, while exploding misconceptions as to how and why they were made. I Find Your Lack of Faith Disturbing tells the story of how the geeks have inherited the earth.

Race in Space

Race in Space
Author: Micheal C. Pounds
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 253
Release: 1999
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Race in Space Book Excerpt:

Ethnicity & cultural attitudes both as part of the series, in the contemporary world, & in the larger vision of the future that the series portrays.

The Extraterrestrial Encyclopedia

The Extraterrestrial Encyclopedia
Author: David Darling ,Dirk Schulze-Makuch
Publsiher: First Edition Design Pub.
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2016-02-17
ISBN: 1506901441
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Extraterrestrial Encyclopedia Book Excerpt:

The Extraterrestrial Encyclopedia is an A-to-Z of the search for life in the Universe. Entries cover astrobiology, the origins and evolution of life, the hunt for exoplanets, SETI, and extraterrestrial life in science fiction, philosophy, and popular speculation (including UFOs). The book is written in an engaging style for the layperson and contains numerous B&W illustrations. Keywords: Encylopedia, ET, SETI, Science, Extraterrestrial, Origins, Evolution, Planets, Universe, David, Darling, Dirk, Schulze Makuch, Stars, Life

Shakespeare on screen Television Shakespeare

Shakespeare on screen   Television Shakespeare
Author: Nathalie Vienne-Guerrin,Sarah Hatchuel
Publsiher: Presses universitaires de Rouen et du Havre
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2023
ISBN: 9782877758406
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shakespeare on screen Television Shakespeare Book Excerpt:

« Television Shakespeare » : l’expression a-t-elle encore un sens à une époque où Shakespeare à la télévision ne se réduit plus à la série BBC mais est devenu, notamment au fil des innovations technologiques, un concept de plus en plus hybride, porteur d’une infinie variété ? Ce volume offre au lecteur un examen précis d’adaptations télévisuelles des pièces shakespeariennes tout en questionnant les limites poreuses que le 21e siècle fait apparaître entre la télévision et les autres médias, Shakespeare semblant pouvoir ou devoir se prêter à toutes les métamorphoses.

Space Sirens Scientists and Princesses

Space Sirens  Scientists and Princesses
Author: Dean Conrad
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 337
Release: 2018-06-07
ISBN: 1476669279
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Space Sirens Scientists and Princesses Book Excerpt:

Women are now central to many science fiction films--but that has not always been the case. Female characters, from their token presence (or absence) in the silent pictures of the early 20th century to their roles as assistants, pulp princesses and sexy robots, and eventually as scientists, soldiers and academics, have often struggled to be seen and heard in a genre traditionally regarded as of men, by men and for men. Surveying more than 650 films across 120 years, the author charts the highs and lows of women's visibility in science fiction's cinematic history through the effects of two world wars, social and cultural upheavals and advances in film technology.

The Encyclopedia of Sexism in American Films

The Encyclopedia of Sexism in American Films
Author: Salvador Jimenez Murguía,Erica Joan Dymond,Kristina Fennelly
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Total Pages: 513
Release: 2019-12-15
ISBN: 1538115522
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Encyclopedia of Sexism in American Films Book Excerpt:

The treatment—and mistreatment—of women throughout history continues to be a necessary topic of discussion, in order for progress to be made and equality to be achieved. While current articles and books expose troubling truths of the gender divide, modern cinema continues to provide problematic depictions of such behavior—with a few heartening exceptions. The Encyclopedia of Sexism in American Films closely examines the many, pervasive forms of sexism in contemporary productions—from clueless comedies to superhero blockbusters. In more than 130 entries, this volume explores a number of cinematic grievances including: the objectification of women’s bodies the limited character types available for female performers the lack of sexual diversity on the screen the limited range of desirable traits for female performers the use of gratuitous sex the narrow focus on heteronormative depictions of courtship and romance The films discussed here include As Good as It Gets (1999), Beauty and The Beast (2017), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), Do the Right Thing (1989), Easy A (2010), The Forty-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Hidden Figures (2016), Lost in Translation (2003), Mulholland Drive (2001), Showgirls (1995), The Silence of the Lambs (1991), Star Wars (1977), Thelma & Louise (1991), Tootsie (1982), The Witches of Eastwick (1987), and 9 to 5 (1980). By digging deeply into more insidious forms of sexual/gender discrimination, this book illuminates one more aspect of women’s lives that deserves to be understood. Offering insights and analysis from more than fifty contributors, The Encyclopedia of Sexism in American Films will appeal to scholars of cinema, gender studies, women’s studies, and cultural history.

Books in Print

Books in Print
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 2258
Release: 1995
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Books in Print Book Excerpt:

Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books
Author: Rose Arny
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2001-06
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Forthcoming Books Book Excerpt:

The Philosophy of J J Abrams

The Philosophy of J J  Abrams
Author: Patricia Brace,Robert Arp
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 381
Release: 2014-04-18
ISBN: 0813145341
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Philosophy of J J Abrams Book Excerpt:

For more than two centuries, Kentucky women have fought for the right to vote, own property, control their wages, and be safe at home and in the workplace. Tragically, many of these women's voices have been silenced by abuse and violence. In Violence against Women in Kentucky: A History of U.S. and State Legislative Reform, Carol E. Jordan chronicles the stories of those who have led the legislative fight for the last four decades to protect women from domestic violence, rape, stalking, and related crimes. The story of Kentucky's legislative reforms is a history of substantial toil, optimism, advocacy, and personal sacrifice by those who proposed the change. This compelling narrative illustrates, through their own points of view, the stories of survivors who serve as inspiration for change. Jordan analyzes national legislative reforms as well as the strategies that have been used to enact and enforce legislation addressing rape and domestic violence at a local level. Violence against Women in Kentucky is the first book to look at the history of domestic violence in a state that consistently falls at the bottom of women's rights rankings, as told by the activists and survivors who fought for change. Detailing the successes and failures of reforms and outlining the work that is still to be done, this volume reflects on the future of women's rights legislation in Kentucky.