These essays, we are told, "offer a deep exploration of the saga; one that teases out the implications of its popularity ans asks readers to examine more deeply their own reactions to the cultural phenomenon that is Twilight. It was nice to be able to look at the series in a more in depth way, especially with references to other literary works such as Wuthering Heights and fairy tales.
There is, I believe, something for everyone within the various approaches found within the pages, and would recommend this book to anyone with an interest in Twilight, whether as a fan or as a critic of the series. Nov 30, Ngaire rated it really liked it. Really nice collection of essays covering all aspects of Twilight from fan culture to religious subtexts to Meyer's use of Byronic tropes and misuse of Native American myths. I particularly liked the essay that examined Edward as a neutered version of Heathcliff - the Byronic hero who is dangerous to know, but who isn't really mad or bad.
I also thought the essay about Edward's controlling and abusive tendencies was pretty interesting - not so much the "stalking" behavior that has gotten so much Really nice collection of essays covering all aspects of Twilight from fan culture to religious subtexts to Meyer's use of Byronic tropes and misuse of Native American myths. I also thought the essay about Edward's controlling and abusive tendencies was pretty interesting - not so much the "stalking" behavior that has gotten so much attention, but his attempts to control Bella's life - who she hangs out with, her decisions about her family and their wellbeing, even whether she looses her virginity.
In many ways Edward exhibits classic abuser behavior.
Is it justified because the circumstances are so heightened? The same essay also examines Bella's complete internalization of her own worthlessness. Much food for thought here. Dec 24, Paris rated it really liked it Shelves: feminism , academia , gender. This collection of scholarly essays thoroughly investigates and critiques the Twilight series.
From Noble Savage stereotypes to Edward as a not-quite-there Byronic hero, to the perpetuation of rape culture, patriarchy, and ageism, this book covers it all! No matter how much you know about the books and despite your level of love or hate for them , the depth to the underlying issues detailed here will seduce you quicker than a sparkly-skinned vegetarian vampire.
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So I submitted an abstract. It had to be words long and give a good idea of the argument, the scope of the focus and possible secondary sources that would be used as research. And within a few weeks I got a response back. The process has taken a little less than two years.
The deadline for abstracts was May 20, , the notification of acceptance was June 1, first drafts were due December 1 and final drafts were due March 1, The collection was then delivered to the publisher, Bloomsbury, in May last year and is now set to be published on February 27 this year. That process is fairly standard, although subject to change, and always starts with a rough draft.
Subsequent multiple viewings of the movie and lots of reading about the book, as the movie has received very little scholarly research, resulted in 5, words that approximate an argument. This was the required length, with some leeway to be words shorter or longer, including the footnotes and the bibliography.
After submitting it to the editors via email, I got it back a month later with comments and suggestions in the margins. Nothing springs from your mind fully formed and perfect, you need outside eyes and the humbling revelation that perhaps someone with more years and experience knows better. This all sounds a little complicated, and it is.
Not everyone has been to grad school and been inundated with research. But the vital takeaway here is forming relationships. It was a very similar form of call for papers, but this time the subject was writing on horror movies that have a supernatural element specifically dealing with higher powers, the afterlife and the presence of these paranormal beings on earth.
I chose to write about the Spanish found-footage horror movie [Rec] and its American remake Quarantine , discussing the religious aspects in each. Needless to say, due to the more populist appeal of these movies and the zombie subgenre this essay would be more readable for Joe Sixpack.
Having built up a bit of a portfolio, I went looking for other call for papers. That book included only one essay on the J.
And since I had already written for two anthologies, I had the appropriate background now. A month or so later he emailed me the call for papers directly, but it also went up on H-Announce , a site devoted to easy access to call for papers. This time the abstract could only be words, but also needed to include a page CV, a resume including projects and publications.
equmoqenyk.gq: Theorizing Twilight: Critical Essays on What's at Stake in a Post- Vampire World (): Maggie Parke, Natalie Wilson: Books. Editorial Reviews. Review. "useful and engaging a worthy addition to any collection"--Feminist Theorizing Twilight: Critical Essays on What's at Stake in a Post-Vampire World 1st Edition, Kindle Edition . She has published in the Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds and is the head of development for Elfin Productions.
I decided to write about Star Trek into Darkness , the much maligned second entry in the series, and emailed my abstract out into the void. Luckily it was accepted, with a rough draft ranging between 5, to 6, words with a due date of January 10 that ended up getting pushed back to March. Much like with the horror-related essays, the process involves the editor looking it over and getting it back to me a month or so later, and then I have about a month to get it back to them.
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