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Illuminating Torchwood

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ISBN 10 : 9780786455607
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Torchwood Declassified

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ISBN 10 : 9780857734358
Pages : 256 pages
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Download Torchwood Declassified PDF Full Free by Rebecca Williams and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2013-09-17 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Torchwood started its life on television as a spin-off from Doctor Who, bringing Captain Jack to join new colleagues in a television series that quickly established itself as fresh and watchable television. It's fourth series, subtitled 'Miracle Day', continued its move from the niche channel of BBC3 to metamorphose into an international production between the BBC and the US network Starz. Torchwood has continued to entertain, provoke and attract large audiences and an expanding fandom. This is the first critical celebration of Torchwood across it four series, considering issues of representation, the fandom that surrounds the show and its complex, institutional contexts. Focusing in particular on how the meanings and understandings of cult television have shifted and become subject to technological, industry and marketing changes in recent years, Torchwood Declassified explores topics including the show's aesthetics and branding, its use of tropes from the horror genre, vast tie-in merchandise, status as a spin off, the nature of a celebrity that is both cult and mainstream, as well as the use of sound and music and of cult writers, and Torchwood's connection to place and location. The book will appeal to fans of the series, researchers and scholars, and anyone interested in ongoing questions over what cult television is, what it means, and why it continues to be of importance.


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Queer Wales

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Publisher : University of Wales Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781783168644
Pages : 291 pages
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Download Queer Wales PDF Full Free by Huw Osborne and published by University of Wales Press. This book was released on 2016-06-20 with total page 291 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The relationship between nation and queer sexuality has long been a fraught one, for the sustaining myths of the former are often at odds with the needs of the latter. This collection of essays introduces readers to important historical and cultural figures and moments in queer life, and it addresses some of the urgent questions of queer belonging that face Wales today.


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ISBN 10 : 9781291079807
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Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN 10 : 9781000826289
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Download The Routledge Companion to Gender and Science Fiction PDF Full Free by Lisa Yaszek and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2023-03-22 with total page 568 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Routledge Companion to Gender and Science Fiction is the first large-scale reference work of its kind, critically assessing the relations of gender and genre in science fiction (SF) especially—but not exclusively—as explored in speculative art by women and LGBTQ+ artists across the world. This global volume builds upon the traditions of interdisciplinary inquiry by connecting established topics in gender studies and science fiction studies with emergent ideas from researchers in different media. Taken together, they challenge conventional generic boundaries; provide new ways of approaching familiar texts; recover lost artists and introduce new ones; connect the revival of old, hate-based politics with the increasing visibility of imagined futures for all; and show how SF stories about new kinds of gender relations inspire new models of artistic, technoscientific, and political practice. Their chapters are grouped into five conversations—about the history of gender and genre, theoretical frameworks, subjectivities, medias and transmedialities, and transtemporalities—that are central to discussions of gender and SF in the current moment. A range of both emerging and established names in media, literature, and cultural studies engage with a huge diversity of topics including eco-criticism, animal studies, cyborg and posthumanist theory, masculinity, critical race studies, Indigenous futurisms, Black girlhood, and gaming. This is an essential resource for students and scholars studying gender, sexuality, and/or science fiction.


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Illuminating Torchwood

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ISBN 10 : 078644570X
Pages : 251 pages
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Download Illuminating Torchwood PDF Full Free by Andrew Ireland and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2010-02-16 with total page 251 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Created in 2006 as a spinoff of Doctor Who, the internationally popular BBC television series Torchwood is a unique blend of science fiction and fantasy, with much more of an adult flavor than its progenitor. The series' "omnisexual" protagonist, maverick 51st-century time agent Captain Jack Harkness, leads a team of operatives from the present-day Torchwood Institute, a secret organization dedicated to battling supernatural and extraterrestrial criminals. With its archetypal characters, adult language, subversive humor and openly homosexual and bisexual storylines, Torchwood provides a wealth of material for scholarly analysis and debate. Using Torchwood as its focal point, this timely collection of essays by a range of experts and enthusiasts provides an interpretive framework for understanding the continually developing forms and genres of contemporary television drama.


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Doctor Who: A British Alien?

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 10 : 9783319658346
Pages : 291 pages
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Download Doctor Who: A British Alien? PDF Full Free by Danny Nicol and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-02-02 with total page 291 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book argues that Doctor Who, the world’s longest-running science fiction series often considered to be about distant planets and monsters, is in reality just as much about Britain and Britishness. Danny Nicol explores how the show, through science fiction allegory and metaphor, constructs national identity in an era in which identities are precarious, ambivalent, transient and elusive. It argues that Doctor Who’s projection of Britishness is not merely descriptive but normative—putting forward a vision of what the British ought to be. The book interrogates the substance of Doctor Who’s Britishness in terms of individualism, entrepreneurship, public service, class, gender, race and sexuality. It analyses the show’s response to the pressures on British identity wrought by devolution and separatist currents in Scotland and Wales, globalisation, foreign policy adventures and the unrelenting rise of the transnational corporation.


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Dramatising Disaster

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Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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ISBN 10 : 9781443846486
Pages : 180 pages
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Download Dramatising Disaster PDF Full Free by Christine Cornea and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2013-02-14 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The imagining of disaster has intensified across a wide range of media entertainment formats and genres in recent years and themes of disaster are regularly deployed in fictional films, television drama series, drama-documentaries, comic books and video games. This being the case, it is therefore vital that film and media scholars pay attention to the ways in which disaster is presented to us, to the figurative strategies employed, to the representational history of disaster in media, to the metaphorical resonances of disaster themes, and even to the ways in which entertainment media texts might be understood as part of a broader discourse of disaster within certain historical and cultural contexts. Dramatising Disaster presents new and innovative research from both early career and more established academics. Some of the chapters in this edited collection are based upon papers originally presented at a highly successful conference study day held by the School of Film, Television and Media at the University of East Anglia in 2011, while others are specifically solicited contributions. Distinct from previous, more particularised film and media studies in this area, this edited collection is focused not upon a specific disaster or specific disaster context, but upon the wider topic of disaster in popular culture.


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Fashion and Masculinities in Popular Culture

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 10 : 9781317217596
Pages : 186 pages
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Download Fashion and Masculinities in Popular Culture PDF Full Free by Adam Geczy and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2017-09-20 with total page 186 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Popular culture in the latter half of the twentieth century precipitated a decisive change in style and body image. Postwar film, television, radio shows, pulp fiction and comics placed heroic types firmly within public consciousness. This book concentrates on these heroic male types as they have evolved from the postwar era and their relationship to fashion to the present day. As well as demonstrating the role of male icons in contemporary society, this book’s originality also lies in showing the many gender slippages that these icons help to effect or expose. It is by exploring the somewhat inviolate types accorded to contemporary masculinity that we see the very fragility of a stable or rounded male identity.


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ISBN 10 : 9781786721464
Pages : 224 pages
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Download Dancing with the Doctor PDF Full Free by Lorna Jowett and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2017-06-30 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lorna Jowett delves into the distinctive stories and characters, including the Doctors themselves, their female and male companions, Captain Jack Harkness, Missy, Sarah Jane and her young comrades. She considers the showrunners, directors, producers and writers and the problems this flagship science fiction series has had in offering alternative gender models. Constructions of masculinity, the author function, and how gender intersects with the other facets of identity, race, ethnicity and age, are just some of the areas explored in this accessible and wide-ranging re-view of these hotly debated elements of the successful BBC franchise.


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Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
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ISBN 10 : 9781496828958
Pages : 194 pages
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The Sex Is Out of This World

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 10 : 9781476600864
Pages : 259 pages
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Download The Sex Is Out of This World PDF Full Free by Sherry Ginn and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2012-11-08 with total page 259 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Science fiction” can be translated into “real unreality.” More than a genre like fantasy, which creates entirely new realms of possibility, science fiction constructs its possibilities from what is real, from what is, indeed, possible, or conceivably so. This collection, then, looks to understand and explore the “unreal reality,” to note ways in which our culture’s continually changing and evolving mores of sex and sexuality are reflected in, dissected by, and deconstructed through the genre of science fiction. This book is a collection of new essays, with the general objective of filling a gap in the literature about sex and science fiction (although some work has gone before, none of it is recent). The essays herein explore the myriad ways in which authors—regardless of format (print, film, television, etc.)—envision very different beings expressing this most fundamental of human behaviors.


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Gender and the Quest in British Science Fiction Television

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ISBN 10 : 9781476665528
Pages : 285 pages
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Download Gender and the Quest in British Science Fiction Television PDF Full Free by Tom Powers and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2016-10-18 with total page 285 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The subjects of this book constitute a significant cross section of BBC science fiction television. With such characters as the Doctor (an enigmatic time-traveling alien), Kerr Avon (a problematic rebel leader), Dave Lister (a slovenly last surviving human) and Captain Jack Harkness (a complex omnisexual immortal), these shows have both challenged and reinforced viewer expectations about the small-screen masculine hero. This book explores the construction of gendered heroic identity in the series from both production and fan perspectives. The paradoxical relationships between the producers, writers and fans of the four series are discussed. Fan fiction, criticism and videos are examined that both celebrate and criticize BBC science fiction heroes and villains.


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ISBN 10 : 9781501331435
Pages : 264 pages
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Download The Aesthetics of Nostalgia TV PDF Full Free by Alex Bevan and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2019-02-07 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Aesthetics of Nostalgia TV explores the aesthetic politics of nostalgia for 1950s and 60s America on contemporary television. Specifically, it looks at how nostalgic TV production design shapes and is shaped by larger historical discourses on gender and technological change, and America's perceived decline as a global power. Alex Bevan argues that the aesthetics of nostalgic TV tell stories of their own about historical decline and progress, and the place of the baby boomer television suburb in American national memory. She contests theories on nostalgia that see it as stagnating, regressive, or a reversion to outdated gender and racial politics, and the technophobic longing for a bygone era; and, instead, argues nostalgia is an important form of historical memory and vehicle for negotiating periods of historical transition. The book addresses how and why the shows construct the boomer era as a placeholder for gender, racial, technological, and declensionist discourses of the present. The book uses Mad Men (AMC, 2007-2015), Ugly Betty (ABC, 2006-2010), Desperate Housewives (ABC, 2004-2012), and film remakes of 1950s and 60s family sitcoms as primary case studies.


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The Language of Doctor Who

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ISBN 10 : 9781442234819
Pages : 299 pages
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Fashion and Celebrity Culture

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Publisher : Berg
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ISBN 10 : 9780857852311
Pages : 304 pages
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Download Fashion and Celebrity Culture PDF Full Free by Pamela Church Gibson and published by Berg. This book was released on 2013-08-15 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The interrelationship between fashion and celebrity is now a salient and pervasive feature of the media world. This accessible text presents the first in-depth study of the phenomenon, assessing the degree to which celebrity culture has reshaped the fashion system. Fashion and Celebrity Culture critically examines the history of this relationship from its growth in the nineteenth century to its mutation during the twentieth century to the dramatic changes that have befallen it in the last two decades. It addresses the fashion-celebrity nexus as it plays itself out across mainstream cinema, television and music and in the celebrity status of a range of designers, models and artists. It explores the strategies that have enabled visual culture to recast itself in the new climate of celebrity obsession, popular culture and the art world to respond adaptively to its insistent pressures. With its engaging analysis and case studies from Lillian Gish to Louis Vuitton to Lady Gaga, Fashion and Celebrity Culture is of major interest to students of fashion, media studies, film, television studies and popular culture, and anyone with an interest in this global phenomenon.


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Sherlock and Transmedia Fandom

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ISBN 10 : 9780786490684
Pages : 251 pages
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Download Sherlock and Transmedia Fandom PDF Full Free by Louisa Ellen Stein and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-01-10 with total page 251 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The critically-acclaimed BBC television series Sherlock (2010– ) re-envisions Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s detective for the digital age, joining participants in the active traditions of Sherlockians/Holmesians and fans from other communities, including science fiction, media, and anime. This collection explores the cultural intersections and fan traditions that converge in Sherlock and its fandoms. Essays focus on the industrial and cultural contexts of Sherlock’s release, on the text of Sherlock as adaptation and transformative work, and on Sherlock’s critical and popular reception. The volume’s multiple perspectives examine Sherlock Holmes as an international transmedia figure with continued cultural impact, offering insight into not only the BBC series itself, but also into its literary source, and with it, the international resonance of the Victorian detective and his sidekick. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.