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Mendlesohn, Farah

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Works: 18 works in 113 publications in 1 language and 5,335 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PN3377.5.S3, 809.38762
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Publications about Farah Mendlesohn
Publications by Farah Mendlesohn
Most widely held works by Farah Mendlesohn
The Cambridge companion to science fiction by Edward James( file )
43 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 2,423 libraries worldwide
Science fiction is at the intersection of numerous fields. It is a literature which draws on popular culture, and which engages in speculation about science, history, and all types of social relations. This volume brings together essays by scholars and practitioners of science fiction, which look at the genre from these different angles. After an introduction to the nature of science fiction, historical chapters trace science fiction from Thomas More to the present day, including a chapter on film and television. The second section introduces four important critical approaches to science fiction drawing their theoretical inspiration from Marxism, postmodernism, feminism and queer theory. The final and largest section of the book looks at various themes and sub-genres of science fiction. A number of well-known science fiction writers contribute to this volume, including Gwyneth Jones, Ken MacLeod, Brian Stableford Andy Duncan, James Gunn, Joan Slonczewski, and Damien Broderick
Rhetorics of fantasy by Farah Mendlesohn( file )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 1,181 libraries worldwide
On Joanna Russ by Farah Mendlesohn( file )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 989 libraries worldwide
Joanna Russ, a feminist writer best known for The Female Man (1975), has produced a lot of fiction and essays whose influence has been wide-ranging and complex. Her many publications include How to Suppress Women's Writing (1983), and she has won both of science fiction's most prestigious awards. The essays in this volume examine every aspect of Russ's body of work and provide a critical assessment. The first part of the book, "Criticism and Community," gives readers a context for and overview of Russ's works, and includes discussions of Russ's role in the creation of a feminist science fiction tradition. The second part, "Fiction," offers detailed analyses of some of Russ's writing
The inter-galactic playground : a critical study of children's and teens' science fiction by Farah Mendlesohn( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 238 libraries worldwide
"This book considers the development of science fiction for children and teens between 1950 and 2010, exploring why it differs from science fiction aimed at adults. In a broader sense, this examination of 400 texts sheds light on changing attitudes toward children and teenagers, toward science education, and toward the authors' expectations and sociological views of their audience"--Provided by publisher
Diana Wynne Jones : children's literature and the fantastic tradition by Farah Mendlesohn( Book )
6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 186 libraries worldwide
This is essential reading for Jones's many admirers and a long overdue critical companion for students and scholars of children's literature."--BOOK JACKET
A short history of fantasy by Farah Mendlesohn( Book )
13 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 128 libraries worldwide
Some of the earliest books ever written, including The Epic of Gilgamesh and the Odyssey, deal with monsters, marvels, extraordinary voyages, and magic, and this genre, known as fantasy, remained an essential part of European literature through the rise of the modern realist novel. Tracing the history of fantasy from the earliest years through to the origins of modern fantasy in the 20th century, this account discusses contributions decade by decade-from Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy and Lewis's Narnia books in the 1950s to J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. It also discusses and expla
Terry Pratchett : guilty of literature ( Book )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
Quaker relief work in the Spanish Civil War by Farah Mendlesohn( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
The true knowledge of Ken MacLeod ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
The parliament of dreams : conferring on Babylon 5 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Glorifying terrorism : an anthology of original science fiction ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Diana Wynne Jones The Fantastic Tradition and Children's Literature by Farah Mendlesohn( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
First published in 2005
A celebration of British science fiction ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Polder : a festschrift for John Clute and Judith Clute ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Practising peace : American and British relief in the Spanish Civil War by Farah Mendlesohn( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Is there any such thing as children's science fiction? : a position piece by Farah Mendlesohn( Article )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Terry Pratchett guilty of literature ( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Terry Pratchett [is] a writer of fantasy and science fiction.... It has been said of him that "occasionally he gets accused of literature". These essays suggest that he is guilty as charged. -Back cover
The campaign for shiny futures by Farah Mendlesohn( Article )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
 
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