Neil Gaiman s The Sandman and Joseph Campbell

Neil Gaiman s The Sandman and Joseph Campbell Author Stephen Rauch
ISBN-10 159224212X
Release 2003
Pages 152
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The first scholarly book-length examination of the work of comics legend Neil Gaiman includes detailed analysis of his best-selling "Sandman" and "Death" series, a look at his work's relationship to Joseph Campbell, and such topics as "Living in a Desacralized World," "The Relationship of Dreams and Myth in Campbell, Jung, and Gaiman's Sandman," "Humanization, Change, and Rebirth: The Hero's Journey," "The Role of the Artist and the Art of Storytelling," and more. A fascinating journey behind the comics work of one of the most interesting and challenging popular writers of today, Neil Gaiman's The Sandman and Joseph Campbell: In Search of the Modern Myth is the book which Gaiman's fans have been waiting for!

Neil Gaiman s The Sandman and Joseph Campbell

Neil Gaiman s The Sandman and Joseph Campbell Author Stephen Rauch
ISBN-10 0809571684
Release 2007
Pages 224
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The first scholarly book-length examination of the work of comics legend Neil Gaiman includes detailed analysis of his best-selling "Sandman" and "Death" series, a look at his work's relationship to Joseph Campbell, and such topics as "Living in a Desacralized World," "The Relationship of Dreams and Myth in Campbell, Jung, and Gaiman's Sandman," "Humanization, Change, and Rebirth: The Hero's Journey," "The Role of the Artist and the Art of Storytelling," and more. A fascinating journey behind the comics work of one of the most interesting and challenging popular writers of today, Neil Gaiman's The Sandman and Joseph Campbell: In Search of the Modern Myth is the book which Gaiman's fans have been waiting for!

The Innateness of Myth

The Innateness of Myth Author Ritske Rensma
ISBN-10 9781441126801
Release 2011-10-27
Pages 238
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Joseph Campbell (1904-1988) was one of the most well-known and popular scholars of myth and comparative religion of the twentieth century. His work, however, has never fully received the same amount of scholarly interest and critical reflection that some of his contemporaries have received. In this book, based on extensive research in the Joseph Campbell Archive in Santa Barbara, Ritske Rensma shows that reflecting on C.G. Jung's influence on Campbell greatly furthers our understanding of these ideas, and that once this goal is achieved it becomes obvious that Campbell was a scholar whose ideas are still of significance today. Following Jung's lead, Campbell put great emphasis on the innate structures of the mind, an approach which pre-echoes the current 'evolutionary turn' in fields such as cognitive theory, psychology, psychiatry and neurobiology. This study will therefore not just be of interest to students and scholars interested in psychological approaches to the study of religion as well as Jung and Campbell, but also to those with an interest in recent developments in the above-mentioned fields

Das Popul re der Gesellschaft

Das Popul  re der Gesellschaft Author Christian Huck
ISBN-10 9783531907505
Release 2008-05-09
Pages 342
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Der Band geht der Frage nach, wie das Populäre in der funktional differenzierten Gesellschaft zu beschreiben ist. Dies wird nicht nur theoretisch, sondern auch anhand konkreter Ausformungen des Populären veranschaulicht.

Literary Research and British Postmodernism

Literary Research and British Postmodernism Author Bridgit McCafferty
ISBN-10 9781442254176
Release 2015-09-02
Pages 264
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Literary Research and British Postmodernism is a guide for scholars that aims to connect the complex relationships between print and multimedia, technological advancements, and the influence of critical theory that converge in postwar British literature. This era is unique in that strict boundaries between fiction, nonfiction, multimedia and print are not useful. Postmodern literature is defined by the breaking down of boundaries as a reaction to modernism and requires an innovative, multifaceted approach to research. In this guide the authors explore these complex relationships and offer strategies for researching this new period of literature. This book takes a holistic approach to postmodern literature that recognizes the way in which digital media, film, critical theory, popular music and more traditional print sources are inextricably linked. Through this approach, the authors present a broad view of “postmodernism” that includes a wide variety of British authors writing in the last half of the twentieth century. The book’s definition of “postmodern” includes any British literature following World War II that engages issues central to postmodern theory, including the social construction of gender, sexuality, and power; the subjectivity of truth; technology as a social force; intertextuality; metafiction; post-colonial narrative; and fantasy. This guide aims to aid researchers of postwar British literature by defining best practices for scholars conducting research in a period so broadly varied in the way it defines literature.

Icons of the American Comic Book From Captain America to Wonder Woman 2 volumes

Icons of the American Comic Book  From Captain America to Wonder Woman  2 volumes Author Randy Duncan
ISBN-10 9780313399244
Release 2013-01-29
Pages 920
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This book explores how the heroes and villains of popular comic books—and the creators of these icons of our culture—reflect the American experience out of which they sprang, and how they have achieved relevance by adapting to, and perhaps influencing, the evolving American character. • Includes contributions from 70 expert contributors and leading scholars in the field, with some of the entries written with the aid of popular comic book creators themselves • Provides sidebars within each entry that extend readers' understanding of the subject • Offers "Essential Works" and "Further Reading" recommendations • Includes a comprehensive bibliography

Scientific Mythologies

Scientific Mythologies Author James A. Herrick
ISBN-10 9780830825882
Release 2008-05-15
Pages 288
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What does science have to do with science fiction? What does science fiction have to do with scientists? What does religion have to do with science and science fiction? In the spiritual vacuum of our post-Christian West, new mythologies continually arise. The sources of much religious speculation, however, may be surprising. Author James Herrick directs our attention to a wide range of scientists, filmmakers, science fiction writers and religious philosophers and discovers there the role that science and science fiction have played in such mythmaking. From scientists such as Francis Bacon, Francis Crick, Carl Sagan and Freeman Dyson, to filmmakers such as George Lucas and Steven Spielberg, to science fiction writers such as Olaf Stapledon, Sir Arthur C. Clarke, Robert Heinlein and Isaac Asimov, Herrick finds a curious collusion of science with science fiction for promoting and justifying alternative spiritualities. The rise of these new mythologies, he argues, is no longer a curiosity at the edge of Western culture. This alchemy is catalyzing a religious vision of new gods, a new humanity, and alien races with superior intelligence and secret knowledge. This new mythology overshadows the realms of politics, science and religion. Should we follow such visions? Does science endorse these mythologies? Are we being offered a spirituality superior to the Judeo-Christian tradition? This book will help you decide.


Storytelling Author Josepha Sherman
ISBN-10 9781317459378
Release 2015-03-26
Pages 910
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Storytelling is an ancient practice known in all civilizations throughout history. Characters, tales, techniques, oral traditions, motifs, and tale types transcend individual cultures - elements and names change, but the stories are remarkably similar with each rendition, highlighting the values and concerns of the host culture. Examining the stories and the oral traditions associated with different cultures offers a unique view of practices and traditions."Storytelling: An Encyclopedia of Mythology and Folklore" brings past and present cultures of the world to life through their stories, oral traditions, and performance styles. It combines folklore and mythology, traditional arts, history, literature, and festivals to present an overview of world cultures through their liveliest and most fascinating mode of expression. This appealing resource includes specific storytelling techniques as well as retellings of stories from various cultures and traditions.

The Sandman

 The Sandman Author Lukas Roland Wilde
ISBN-10 9783640378852
Release 2009
Pages 48
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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2009 im Fachbereich Medien / Kommunikation - Theorien, Modelle, Begriffe, Note: 1,3, Friedrich-Alexander-Universitat Erlangen-Nurnberg (Theater-, und Medienwissenschaften ITM), Veranstaltung: Hauptseminar "Film und Melancholie," Sprache: Deutsch, Anmerkungen: "Eine sehr eigenstandige und innovative Arbeit auf hohem Reflexionsniveau und mit interessanten Einsichten in die Optionen der Zeitgestaltung." - Kommentar des Dozenten, Abstract: Die Untersuchung von Zeitstrukturen im Film erfreuen sich nicht erst seit Deleuze grossen Interesses. Zeitverlust und Handlungshemmung, der Bruch der Aktionskette, hin zu einem reinen Kino des Betrachtens, das sind zentrale Motive der filmischen Moderne. Fur das Medium der graphischen Literatur gibt es keinerlei entsprechende Untersuchungen, die Forschung am Comic befindet sich noch weitgehend an der Oberflache von Plattituden. Am Beispiel von Neil Gaiman's "The Sandman" kann man aber feststellen, dass viele Kriterien des avantgardistischen Films auch im Comic gefunden werden konnen - wenn auch auf vollig andere Weise. Die zentrale Frage dieser Arbeit ist daher die nach dem Zeitbegriff, mit der sich naturlich jede Beschaftigung mit Comics auseinandersetzen muss. Ziel der hier vorliegenden Untersuchungen ist es jedoch, die Grenzen einer allzu formalistisch-technischen Zeit-Erfassung des Comics aufzuzeigen, und die phanomenologischen Qualitaten von Zeitstrukturen, verstanden als verinnerlichter Bedeutsamkeit, zu illustrieren."

Feminism in the Worlds of Neil Gaiman

Feminism in the Worlds of Neil Gaiman Author Tara Prescott
ISBN-10 9780786466368
Release 2012-09-26
Pages 296
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This collection of new essays looks carefully at the broad spectrum of Neil Gaiman's work and how he interacts with feminism. Sixteen diverse essays from Gaiman scholars and fans alike examine highlights from Gaiman's graphic novels, short stories, novels, poems and screenplays, and confront the difficult issues he raises, including femininity, the male gaze, issues of age discrimination, rape, and feminine agency. Altogether the essays probe the difficult and complex representation of women and issues of femininity in the worlds of Neil Gaiman.

Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction in Literature

Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction in Literature Author M. Keith Booker
ISBN-10 9780810878846
Release 2014-10-01
Pages 434
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The Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction in Literature is a useful reference to the broad and burgeoning field of science fiction literature. Science fiction literature has gained immensely in critical respect and attention, while maintaining a broad readership. However, despite the fact that it is a rapidly changing field, contemporary science fiction literature also maintains a strong sense of its connections to science fiction of the past, which makes a historical reference of this sort particularly valuable as a tool for understanding science fiction literature as it now exists and as it has evolved over the years. The Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction in Literature covers the history of science fiction in literature through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries including significant people; themes; critical issues; and the most significant genres that have formed science fiction literature. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about this subject.

The A to Z of Fantasy Literature

The A to Z of Fantasy Literature Author Brian Stableford
ISBN-10 0810863456
Release 2009-08-13
Pages 568
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Once upon a time all literature was fantasy, set in a mythical past when magic existed, animals talked, and the gods took an active hand in earthly affairs. As the mythical past was displaced in Western estimation by the historical past and novelists became increasingly preoccupied with the present, fantasy was temporarily marginalized until the late 20th century, when it enjoyed a spectacular resurgence in every stratum of the literary marketplace. Stableford provides an invaluable guide to this sequence of events and to the current state of the field. The chronology tracks the evolution of fantasy from the origins of literature to the 21st century. The introduction explains the nature of the impulses creating and shaping fantasy literature, the problems of its definition and the reasons for its changing historical fortunes. The dictionary includes cross-referenced entries on more than 700 authors, ranging across the entire historical spectrum, while more than 200 other entries describe the fantasy subgenres, key images in fantasy literature, technical terms used in fantasy criticism, and the intimately convoluted relationship between literary fantasies, scholarly fantasies, and lifestyle fantasies. The book concludes with an extensive bibliography that ranges from general textbooks and specialized accounts of the history and scholarship of fantasy literature, through bibliographies and accounts of the fantasy literature of different nations, to individual author studies and useful websites.

The Rise of the American Comics Artist

The Rise of the American Comics Artist Author Paul Williams
ISBN-10 9781604737936
Release 2010
Pages 253
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Starting in the mid-1980s, a talented set of comics artists changed the American comic-book industry forever by introducing adult sensibilities and aesthetic considerations into popular genres such as superhero comics and the newspaper strip. Frank Miller's Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (1986) and Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons's Watchmen (1987) revolutionized the former genre in particular. During this same period, underground and alternative genres began to garner critical acclaim and media attention beyond comics-specific outlets, as best represented by Art Spiegelman's Maus. Publishers began to collect, bind, and market comics as "graphic novels" and these appeared in mainstream bookstores and in magazine reviews. The Rise of the American Comics Artist: Creators and Contexts brings together new scholarship surveying the production, distribution and reception of American comics from this pivotal decade to the present. The collection specifically explores the figure of the comics creator-either as writer, as artist, or as writer and artist--in contemporary U.S. comics, using creators as focal points to evaluate changes to the industry, its aesthetics, and its critical reception.

TV Goes to Hell

TV Goes to Hell Author Stacey Abbott
ISBN-10 9781770900349
Release 2011-10-01
Pages 336
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As a natural heir to the hit television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Supernatural has risen to prominence with a strong cult following, and this series of essays from contributors around the globe investigates the genre-bending series cultural footprint both in the United States and abroad. The writings explore topics such as folklore, religion, gender and sexuality, comedy, music, and much more, and a brief guide to all the episodes is also included. Supernatural follows brothers Dean and Sam Winchester as they encounter and battle evil beings such as vampires, shapeshifters, ghouls, and ghosts from a multitude of genres including folklore, urban legends, and religious history.

Who is the Doctor

Who is the Doctor Author Graeme Burk
ISBN-10 9781770902398
Release 2012-02-08
Pages 400
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The pride of the BBC, Doctor Who was already the world's longest running TV series before it was revived to great acclaim in 2005. Experts Graeme Burk and Robert Smith - authors of the Time Unincorporated series of fanzine collections - now bring their insights to fans. Through a fun combination of episode guides and essays exploring all facets of the six seasons of the new series, this is essential reading for anyone with even a passing interest in the Doctor.

Neil Gaiman in the 21st Century

Neil Gaiman in the 21st Century Author Tara Prescott
ISBN-10 9781476619941
Release 2015-03-05
Pages 272
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A Library Journal Starred Review "An intriguing anthology of essays...fascinating...academics and readers who enjoy Gaiman's books will appreciate the care put into this impressive collection"--Library Journal "There is joy in seeing such diverse perspectives excavating Neil Gaiman's efforts. Not unexpectedly, the years of his work warrant endless analysis, and this volume is a keen example of such. It's a pleasure to be a part of it."--JH Williams III, New York Times bestselling comic book artist and writer. Neil Gaiman has emerged as one of the most influential literary figures of the 21st century. To borrow a phrase from his viral 2012 University of the Arts commencement speech, Gaiman "makes good art," from his graphic novels to his social media collaborations, award-winning fantasy fiction and beloved children's books. This collection of new essays examines a range of Gaiman's prolific output, with readings of the novels American Gods, Anansi Boys, The Graveyard Book and The Ocean at the End of the Lane. Children's books The Wolves in the Walls and Blueberry Girl and the online short story collection A Calendar of Tales are discussed. Gaiman's return to the serial comic book form with Sandman: Overture is covered, and Artist J.H. Williams III contributes an exclusive interview about his collaboration with Gaiman on Sandman. Cartoonist Judd Winick offers a personal essay on how contemporary artists have been influenced by Gaiman's work.


Mythprint Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105123432069
Release 2003
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Mythprint has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Mythprint also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Mythprint book for free.