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Fantasy media in the classroom : essays on teaching with film, television, literature, graphic novels, and video games

Author: Emily Dial-Driver; Sally L A Emmons; Jim Ford
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"These essays combine close analyses of popular television shows including Buffy the Vampire Slayer; such films as The Matrix, The Dark Knight and Twilight; Watchmen and other graphic novels; and video games; with explanations of how best to use these and similar works in the classroom"--Provided by publisher.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Emily Dial-Driver; Sally L A Emmons; Jim Ford
ISBN: 9780786459216 0786459212
OCLC Number: 752073188
Description: vi, 264 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface / Emily Dial-Driver --
Introduction / Jim Ford --
1: Seeing the classics in a new light: using fantasy as a lens in traditional classes --
Pop pedagogy / Jesse Stallings --
Added interest, added value / Laura Gray --
Bruce, Bill, and Barack / Carolyn Anne Taylor --
2: Integrating new works: using fantasy to enrich traditional classes --
Flights of fantasy / Jim Ford --
Fusion curriculum / Emily Dial-Driver --
"We're not in Kansas anymore" / Sally Emmons --
Critical thinking and post-apocalyptic literature / Mary M. Mackie --
Corruptible power / Frances E. Morris and Emily Dial-Driver --
Breaching barriers between work and play / Shaka McGlotten --
Fantasy classics: Hobbits and Harry in interdisciplinary courses / Jim Ford --
3: New directions: the joys of fantasy classes --
Hansel, Gretel, and Coraline / J. Renee Cox --
The fantastic classroom: teaching Buffy the Vampire Slayer / Emily Dial-Driver --
Buffy versus Bella: teaching about place and gender / Jacqueline Bach, Jessica Broussard and Melanie K. Hundley --
Brave new classroom: using science fiction to teach political theory / Kenneth S. Hicks --
Incarnations of immortal creations / Emily Dial-Driver --
Conclusion / Jim Ford.
Responsibility: edited by Emily Dial-Driver, Sally Emmons and Jim Ford.

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"These essays combine close analyses of popular television shows including Buffy the Vampire Slayer; such films as The Matrix, The Dark Knight and Twilight; Watchmen and other graphic novels; and video games; with explanations of how best to use these and similar works in the classroom"--Provided by publisher.

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