Fantasy and Science Fiction Medievalisms: from Isaac Asimov to a Game of Thrones - Helen Victoria Young - Bücher - Cambria Press - 9781604978964 - 8. Juni 2015
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Fantasy and Science Fiction Medievalisms: from Isaac Asimov to a Game of Thrones

Helen Victoria Young

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Fantasy and Science Fiction Medievalisms: from Isaac Asimov to a Game of Thrones

Marc Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index. Publisher Marketing: From advertisements to amusement parks, themed restaurants, and Renaissance fairs twenty-first century popular culture is strewn with reimaginings of the Middle Ages. They are nowhere more prevalent, however, than in the films, television series, books, and video games of speculative genres: fantasy and science fiction. Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies and George R. R. Martin's multimedia Game of Thrones franchise are just two of the most widely known and successful fantasy conglomerates of recent decades. Medievalism has often been understood as a defining feature of fantasy, and as the antithesis of science fiction, but such constructs vastly underestimate the complexities of both genres and their interactions. "Medieval" has multiple meanings in fantasy and science fiction, which shift with genre convention, and which bring about their own changes as authors and audiences engage with what has gone before in the recent and deeper pasts. Earlier volumes have examined some of the ways in which contemporary popular culture re-imagines the Middle Ages, offering broad overviews, but none considers fantasy, science fiction, or the two together. The focused approach of this collection provides a directed pathway into the myriad medievalisms of modern popular culture. By engaging directly with genre(s), this book acknowledges that medievalist creative texts and practices do not occur in a vacuum, but are shaped by multiple cultural forces and concerns; medievalism is never just about the Middle Ages. Contributor Bio:  Young, Helen Helen Young leads the Darfur Livelihoods Programme at the ODI, which combines research, capacity development and institutional change. As a Research Fellow at the Overseas Development Institute, in Sussex, she reviewed nutritional assessment and response to situations of food insecurity and famine.

Medien Bücher     Gebundenes Buch   (Buch mit hartem Rücken und steifem Einband)
Erscheinungsdatum 8. Juni 2015
ISBN13 9781604978964
Verlag Cambria Press
Genre Chronological Period > Medieval (500-1453) Studies
Seitenanzahl 240
Maße 236 × 161 × 24 mm   ·   521 g
Sprache Englisch  
Redakteur Young, Helen (Tufts University, USA University of Sydney, Australia Tufts University, USA Tufts University, USA Tufts University, USA Tufts University, USA University of Sydney, Australia Tufts University, USA University of Sydney, Australia Tufts Univers