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Conan meets the academy : multidisciplinary essays on the enduring barbarian

Author: Jonas Prida
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2012.
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"This collection offers the first scholarly investigation of Conan, from Howard's early stories, through mid-century novels and Schwarzenegger's iconic films, to the 2011 remake. Drawing on disciplines such as stylometry, archeology, cultural studies, folklore studies, and literary history, the essays examine statistical analyses of Conan texts, the literary genesis of Conan, parodies, Conan video games, and  Read more...
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Conan meets the academy.
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2012
(DLC) 2012040520
(OCoLC)818865824
Named Person: Robert E Howard; Conan, (Fictitious character); Robert E Howard; Conan, (Fictitious character)
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jonas Prida
ISBN: 9780786489893 0786489898 9781283837170 128383717X
OCLC Number: 819323250
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. One Literary Conan --
Hyborian Age Archaeology: Unearthing Historical and Anthropological Foundations / Jeffrey Shanks --
Barbarism Ascendant: The Poetic and Epistolary Origins of the Character and His World / Frank Coffman --
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Women: Gender Dynamics in the Hyborian World / Winter Elliott --
Robert E. Howard's Barbarian and the Western: A Study of Conan Through the West and the Western Hero / Daniel Weiss --
Canaan Lies Beyond the Black River: Howard's Dark Rhetoric of the Contact Zone / Paul Shovlin --
Statistics in the Hyborian Age: An Introduction to Stylometry / Daniel M. Look --
pt. Two Cultural Conan --
Arnold at the Gates: Subverting Star Persona in Conan the Barbarian / Nicky Falkof --
"Hot Avatars" in "Gay Gear": The Virtual Male Body as Site of Conflicting Desires in Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures / James Kelley --
Fandom and the Nostalgia of Masculinity / Stephen Wall --
"Barbarian Heroing" and Its Parody: New Perspectives on Masculinity / Imola Bulgozdi.
Responsibility: edited by Jonas Prida.

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"This collection offers the first scholarly investigation of Conan, from Howard's early stories, through mid-century novels and Schwarzenegger's iconic films, to the 2011 remake. Drawing on disciplines such as stylometry, archeology, cultural studies, folklore studies, and literary history, the essays examine statistical analyses of Conan texts, the literary genesis of Conan, parodies, Conan video games, and more"--Provided by publisher.

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