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American Mythologies

Author: William Blazek

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 0853237468

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 305

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"The thirteen essays focus mainly on prose fiction, but also consider recent poetry. Using a variety of critical approaches, they investigate how contemporary American literature uses mythology, for example, to redirect debate over issues of race, ethnicity and gender. Above all, this book opens up ways to redefine how myths influence American writing and re-establishes mythology as an essential critical and theoretical framework for literary interpretation."--BOOK JACKET.
American Mythologies
Language: en
Pages: 305
Authors: William Blazek, Michael K. Glenday
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Liverpool University Press

"The thirteen essays focus mainly on prose fiction, but also consider recent poetry. Using a variety of critical approaches, they investigate how contemporary American literature uses mythology, for example, to redirect debate over issues of race, ethnicity and gender. Above all, this book opens up ways to redefine how myths
Mythologies
Language: un
Pages: 158
Authors: Roland Barthes
Categories: Cultural studies
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993 - Publisher: Random House

A series of essays in which Barthes seeks to tear away masks and demystify the signs, signals, gestures and messages through which western society sustains, sells, identifies and yet obscures itself.
The Origins of the World's Mythologies
Language: un
Pages: 665
Authors: Michael Witzel
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Michael Witzel persuasively demonstrates the prehistoric origins of most of the mythologies of Eurasia and the Americas ('Laurasia').
Television Mythologies
Language: en
Pages: 152
Authors: Len Masterman
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-06-29 - Publisher: Routledge

A collection of essays on television which focuses on the previewers, the TV magazines, quiz shows, commercial breaks, Top of the Pops, One Man and His Dog, personalities, politicians and continuity announcers.
Scientific Mythologies
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: James A. Herrick
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-01-01 - Publisher: InterVarsity Press

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