Works of science fiction and fantasy increasingly explore gender issues, feature women as central characters, and are written by women writers. This book examines women's contributions to science fiction and fantasy across a range of media and genres, such as fiction, nonfiction, film, television, art, comics, graphic novels, and music.
The Martian tripods that strode forth to divide and conquer in H.G. Wells’s 1897 War of the Worlds were not only monsters in a “scientific romance” but also a means of illustrating the real-life brutality of British imperialism. Science fiction, in fact, has always engaged pressing political and cultural concerns.
Nineteen Eighty-Four. George Orwell’s last novel was published on 8 June 1949 by the socialist publisher Victor Gollancz and was an instant international best-seller, selling 50,000 copies in its first year in Britain despite post-war rationing, and hundreds of thousands in the United States, where it was a Book-of-the-Month Club selection and a Reader’s Digest special.
Coraline was published in 2002 by British fantasy author Neil Gaiman.Although Gaiman had already achieved critical and popular acclaim for his works of adult fantasy in the novel and graphic novel.Learn More
Literary and Critical Analysis. Literary and critical analysis is a close-up look at a text. It involves examining different elements of the text including genre and cultural context.Learn More
British Science Fiction: A Chronology, 1478-1990.. The film-TV lists are subdivided with bracketed rubrics for films, radio series, TV series, and made-for-TV films.. book is a polemic on SF in general and British SF in particular with the argument supported by an evaluative critical essay on certain themes as they are worked out in.Learn More
Scott's first full-length film, The Duellists, won the award for best first feature at the 1977 Cannes International Film Festival. He followed The Duellists with the science-fiction horror film.Learn More
The Victorian period saw Gothic fiction evolving and taking on new characteristics. With a focus on the late 19th century curator Greg Buzwell traces common themes and imagery found in Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Dracula and The Picture of Dorian Gray.Learn More
Specimen question papers are available for National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher qualifications. Exemplar question papers are available for Higher and Advanced Higher qualifications.Learn More
Susan Redington Bobby is an associate professor of English at Wesley College. She is the editor of Fairy Tales Reimagined: Essays on New Retellings (McFarland, 2009), the author of Beyond His Dark Materials: Innocence and Experience in the Fiction of Philip Pullman (McFarland 2012), and the author of a critical essay in the His Dark Materials Casebook (Palgrave 2014).Learn More
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Creative Writing: Psychogeographies, Short Fiction, Poetry, the Lyric Essay and Radio Drama English Literary Studies: Modern, Contemporary, Romantic, Victorian and Early Modern Literature Your postgraduate degree prepares you for careers in journalism, publishing, literature and reading development, community arts and public relations, as well as PhD research.Learn More
Ian McEwan is one of the most significant, and controversial, British novelists working today. His books are both critically - and academically - acclaimed and embraced by readers across the world. Although primarily a novelist, he has also written short stories, television plays, a libretto, a children's book and a film adaptation. Across these many forms his work retains a distinctive.Learn More
Feminist science fiction works often present tropes that are recurrent across science fiction with an emphasis on gender relations and gender roles. Many elements of science fiction, such as cyborgs and implants, as well as utopias and dystopias, are given context in a gendered environment, providing a real contrast with present-day gender relations while remaining a work of science fiction.Learn More