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3. Genre

3. Genre  

Robert Eaglestone

in Contemporary Fiction: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2013
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778247
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199609260.003.0003
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199609260
‘Genre’ discusses one of the most important ideas in contemporary fiction. Genres mark out, or name, ‘lines of descent’, with previous novels influencing any piece of contemporary writing. ... More
5. Modern literature: trauma, movements, and bus stops

5. Modern literature: trauma, movements, and bus stops  

Sabina Knight

in Chinese Literature: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2012
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365739
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780195392067.003.0005
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780195392067
‘Modern literature: trauma, movements, and bus stops’ explores modern Chinese literature. China's delayed modernization allowed humiliations from both Europe and Japan. The formation of the ... More
3. Making films in the silent era

3. Making films in the silent era  

Donna Kornhaber

in Silent Film: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2020
Published Online: 
Oct 2020
eISBN: 
9780190852559
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190852528.003.0004
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780190852528
“Making films in the silent era” looks at the business of film production and the attempts of early pioneers to forge new cinematic styles. Women were central to silent film, with some ... More
Epilogue Imagining future cities

Epilogue Imagining future cities  

Carl Abbott

in City Planning: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2020
Published Online: 
Oct 2020
eISBN: 
9780190944377
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190944346.003.0009
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780190944346
“Imagining future cities” contrasts the idea of the human city with the robot city, an idea that is never far away from the cities of the future we see in science fiction films. As some of ... More
5. The suburbanization of American culture

5. The suburbanization of American culture  

Eric Avila

in American Cultural History: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2018
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Aug 2018
eISBN: 
9780190200619
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780190200589.003.0006
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780190200589
After World War II, the United States emerged as the world’s dominant superpower, inaugurating a golden age of prosperity and abundance. Depression and war were over, affording time to ... More
3. Science fiction and technology

3. Science fiction and technology  

David Seed

in Science Fiction: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777394
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199557455.003.0004
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199557455
Science fiction is popularly associated with the evolution of technology. A recurrent theme has been humanity's relationship with its own constructions and inventions. Whilst at times this ... More
6. The field of science fiction

6. The field of science fiction  

David Seed

in Science Fiction: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777394
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199557455.003.0007
Item type: 
chapter
ISBN: 
9780199557455
Science fiction has defied definition as it constantly reinvents itself and progressively redefines itself in the literary market place. The urge to apply a simple classification of science ... More
Science Fiction: A Very Short Introduction

Science Fiction: A Very Short Introduction  

David Seed

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777394
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199557455.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199557455
Science Fiction: A Very Short Introduction looks at the emergence of science fiction as a popular genre in the 20th century. It examines science fiction in film and literature ... More

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