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1. Game of Thrones [2017]

203 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Winter is coming. Every Sunday night, millions of fans gather around their televisions to take in the spectacle that is a new episode of Game of Thrones. Much is made of who will be gruesomely murdered each week on the hit show, though sometimes the question really is who won't die a fiery death. The show, based on the Song of Ice and Fire series written by George R. R. Martin, is a truly global phenomenon. With the seventh season of the HBO series in production, Game of Thrones has been nominated for multiple awards, its cast has been catapulted to celebrity, and references to it proliferate throughout popular culture. Often positioned as the grittier antithesis to J. R. R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, Martin's narrative focuses on the darker side of chivalry and heroism, stripping away these higher ideals to reveal the greed, amorality, and lust for power underpinning them. Fan Phenomena: Game of Thrones is an exciting new addition to the Intellect series, bringing together academics and fans of Martin's universe to consider not just the content of the books and HBO series, but fan responses to both.From trivia nights dedicated to minutiae to forums speculating on plot twists to academics trying to make sense of the bizarre climate of Westeros, everyone is talking about Game of Thrones. Edited by Kavita Mudan Finn, the book focuses on the communities created by the books and television series and how these communities envision themselves as consumers, critics, and even creators of fanworks in a wide variety of media, including fiction, art, fancasting, and cosplay.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783207848 20170814
Green Library

2. Beren and Lúthien [2017]

288 pages, 9 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
Painstakingly restored from Tolkien's manuscripts and presented for the first time as a continuous and standalone story, the epic tale of Beren and Luthien will reunite fans of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings with Elves and Men, Dwarves and Orcs and the rich landscape and creatures unique to Tolkien's Middle-earth.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780008214197 20170807
Green Library
xvi, 258 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Preface
  • List of abbreviations
  • Introduction : the Greek magical papyri
  • General character
  • Modern editions and translations
  • The history of Greek and demotic magical papyri and magical handbooks
  • Defixionum tabellae and magical amulets
  • Characteristics of the Greek magical papyri
  • Greek language
  • Hymns
  • Categories of spells
  • The magical operation
  • The focus and methods of the monograph
  • Magic : definition
  • The concepts of the divine in the greek magical papyri : chapter Description
  • The religio-philosophical concept of the personal daimon and the magico-theurgic ritual of systasis
  • Introduction
  • The PGM spells
  • "Systasis with your own daimon" (PGM VII.505-528)
  • Untitled spell for dream revelation (PGM VII.478-490)
  • Untitled spell concerning your own shadow (PGM III.612-632)
  • "The erotic binding spell of Astrapsoukos" (PGM VIII. 1-63)
  • Conclusion
  • The religious concept of paredros
  • Introduction : the basic concept of paredros
  • Paredroi as daimones
  • "A daimon comes as an assistant" (PGM 1.1-42)
  • "Power of the bear constellation that accomplishes everything" (PGM IV. 1331-1389)
  • Paredros as the resurrected spirit and body of the dead
  • Scholarly discussion
  • The issue of the resurrection of the dead in the spells
  • "King pitys' spell that leads over any skull cup" (PGM IV. 1928-2005)
  • "Divine assistance from three homeric verses" (PGM IV.2145-2240)
  • "Pitys' spell that leads" (PGM IV.2006-2125)
  • The purpose of reanimating the dead in the magical rite
  • Paredros as the god eros
  • Paredros as the spell itself and as a god, or goddess revealed as another entity
  • "Spell of pnouthis, the sacred scribe, for acquiring an assistant" (PGM 1.42-195)
  • "Spell to selene" (PGM I.147ff.)
  • Untitled spell to acquire a divine assistant (PGM LVII.1-37)
  • The "lunar spell of klaudianus and ritual of heaven and the bear constellation over lunar offerings" (PGM VII.862-918)
  • "The old serving woman of apollonius of tyana" (PGM XIa.1-40)
  • Paredros as divine assistance from homeric verses and an object
  • The relationship between the paredros and the magician
  • Conclusion
  • The concept of god through manifold religious and philosophical assimilations
  • Introduction
  • Helios
  • "Spell to bring the god" (PGM IV.985-1035)
  • Helios the greatest god, lord horus harpocrates
  • Helios holding the reins and steering the tiller, restraining the serpent
  • Helios : praised, Iao
  • "This is the (consecration) ritual for all purposes : spell to helios" (PGM IV.1596-1715)
  • Helios : the gracious good daimon
  • Helios : sabaoth adonai, the great god
  • Helios : the cosmokrator, the thalassokrator, heaven as Helios' processional way
  • "[Systasis to] helios" (PGM III.494-611)
  • Helios : the image, the whole of the cosmos; forms and names
  • "Systasis with your own daimon" (PGM VII.505-528)
  • Helios : the mixture of the cosmic nature
  • hymn "to helios" (PGM IV.939-948)
  • Helios : ... or ...
  • Eros
  • "Eros as an assistant" (PGM XII.14-95)
  • "The sword of dardanos" (PGM IV.1716-1870)
  • The creator-god
  • "Prayer of Jacob" (PGM XXIIb. 1-26)
  • "Oracle of Kronos demanding, called little mill" (PGM IV.3086-3124)
  • "[Systasis to] helios" (PGM III.494-611)
  • "The sword of dardanos" (PGM IV.1716-1870)
  • "A little ring" (PGM XII.201-269)
  • The use of ...
  • Aion
  • "Divine assistance from three homeric verses" (PGM IV.2145-2240)
  • "God, gods; a sacred book called monad or eighth book of moses about the holy name" (version A. 1-343 from PGM XIII. 1-734)
  • "A little ring" (PGM XII.201-269)
  • "Stele" (PGM IV. 1167-1226)
  • "Another way" (PGM V.459-489)
  • Chrestos
  • "Releasing from bonds" (PGM XIII.288-295)
  • Orthographical and interpretation issues : the scholarly discussion
  • Analysis of the spell : influences and religious assimilations
  • Chrestos as the creator
  • Chrestos as "the one who created compulsion and punishment and torture"
  • The "release" and "open up" formula
  • Chrestos "biaios" : mechanisms of appropriation and integration
  • Dionysus-osiris
  • Osiris
  • "Pitys' spell that leads" (PGM IV.2006-2125)
  • Dionysus
  • Explicit references to dionysus
  • Untitled spell (PGM XIII.734-1077)
  • Allusions to dionysus
  • "A daemon comes as an assistant" (PGM I.1-42)
  • "Excellent philtron" (PGM VII.459-461)
  • "Cup spell" (PGM VII.643-651) : Dionysus-osiris assimilation
  • "This is the (consecration) ritual for all purposes : spell to helios" (PGM IV. 1596-1715)
  • Hekate-selene-artemis
  • "Prayer to selene" (PGM IV.2785-2890)
  • "Erotic spell that leads" (PGM IV.2441-2621)
  • Hermes-thoth-hermes trismegistos
  • Hermes-thoth
  • Hermes trismegistos
  • The religious and philosophical assimilations
  • Untitled spell for revelation (PGM V.370-446)
  • "The erotic binding spell of astrapsoukos" (PGM VIII. 1-63)
  • "Lamp divination" (PGM VII.540-578)
  • Typhon-seth
  • The symbolism of the blood of typhon-seth
  • The religious and philosophical assimilations
  • "spell to restrain anger and to subject" (PGM VII.940-968)
  • "Nephotes to psammetichos immortal king of Egypt" (PGM IV. 154-285)
  • "Spell to restrain" (PGM XXXVI. 1-34)
  • Untitled spell (PGM XIVc.l6-27), "Spell to cause 'evil sleep'" (PGM xiv.675-694)
  • "Separation spell" (PGM XII.365-375)
  • Sarapis
  • Untitled erotic spell (PGM XIXa.1-54)
  • "Oracle of sarapis" (PGM V.1-53)
  • "This is the (consecration) ritual for all purposes : spell to helios" (PGM IV.1596-1715)
  • "Another way" (PGM V.459-489)
  • Isis
  • "The erotic binding spell of astrapsoukos" (PGM VIII. 1-63)
  • Untitled spell to acquire an oracle (/"great Isis the lady") (PGM XXIVa. 1-25)
  • Untitled spell for protection ((...)) (PGM VII.490-504)
  • Untitled spell to acquire a divine assistant (PGM LVII.1-37)
  • Aphrodite
  • "Erotic spell that leads" (PGM IV.2891-2942)
  • "Aphrodite's name" (PGM IV. 1265-1274)
  • Bes(as)
  • Spells : "Request for a dream oracle from Besas" (PGM VII.222-249) and "Request for the dream oracle of Besas" (PGM VIII.64-110)
  • "Stele of Jeu the hieroglyphist in his letter" (PGM V.96-172)
  • "A restraining seal" (PGM IV.2125-2139)
  • Divine Epithets and Identities
  • Conclusion
  • Epilogue
  • Appendix 1
  • Appendix 2
  • Appendix 3
  • Appendix 4
  • Appendix 5
  • Appendix 6
  • Appendix 7
  • Bibliography
  • Index of Greek words
  • Index of sources
  • Index of modern authors
  • Index of names and subjects.
Green Library
1 online resource (70 p.)
Des chevaliers armés d’épées en mousse s’affrontent le dimanche sur les flancs du mont Royal. Game of Thrones et The Lord of the Rings séduisent les foules. Les jeux vidéo plongeant les joueurs dans le passé médiéval sont nombreux et populaires. On le voit : il y a un engouement pour le Moyen Âge. Francis Gingras montre comment cette période historique est aussi un objet d’étude pour beaucoup de disciplines : littérature, histoire, histoire de l’art, philosophie, etc. Le Moyen Âge nous paraît familier ; l’auteur montre que c’est en fait une période très éloignée de la nôtre, étrangère à plusieurs égards, mais qui a encore des choses à nous dire.
Music recording
1 audio disc : digital, stereo ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Boogie Woogie Santa Claus / Rene (Lionel Hampton)
  • Merry Christmas baby / Baxter, Moore (Chuck Berry)
  • Ol' Santa Claus / Clyde Otis (Dinah Washington)
  • Ring dem bells / Duke Ellington & his Famous Orchestra
  • This time of the year / Owens, Hollis (Brook Benton)
  • Swingin' them jingle bells / Fats Waller
  • Silent night / Gruber, Mohr (Lena Horne)
  • Christmas night in Harlem / Scott Parish (Louis Armstrong with Benny Carter)
  • Nothin' for Christmas / Tepper, Bennett (Eartha Kitt)
  • Blue Christmas / Hayes, Johnson (Billy Eckstine)
  • The Lord's prayer / arr. by George Hooper (Dinah Washington)
  • Happy New Year, baby / Rene (Johnny Otis).
Music Library
Music recording
1 online resource (1 sound file) Sound: digital. Digital: audio file.
  • See the conqu'ring hero comes / Handel
  • Il s'en va loin de la terre / Berlioz
  • Ebarme dich, mein Gott / J.S. Bach
  • How lovely is Thy dwelling place / Brahms
  • Take all the prophets of Baal ... Is not His word like a fire / Mendelssohn
  • The Russian creed, op. 29, no. 8 / Grechaninov --Sanctus / Schubert
  • I waited for the Lord / Mendelssohn
  • Ave verum corpus, K618 / Mozart
  • Panis angelicus / Franck, arr. Gamley
  • Lacrimosa / Mozart, ed. Franz Beyer
  • Hear my prayer / Mendelssohn
  • Awake us, Lord, and hasten / J.S. Bach
  • He was despised ; Hallelujah! / Handel.
3 volumes : illustrations ; 27 cm
The new edition of Critical Survey of Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature, previously published as Magill's Survey of Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature and Classics of Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature, provides descriptions of hundreds of famous and well-regarded works of science fiction and fantasy, summarizing plots and analyyzing the works in terms of their contributions to literature. Organization & Format Each article discusses an individual book or series and often comments on other works by the same author. Individual articles open with basic information in a ready-reference format: author's name, his or her birth and death dates, identification of the work as either science fiction or fantasy, subgenre, type of work (such as drama, novel, novella, series, or story), time and location of plot, and date of first publication. The main body of each essay contains two sections: "The Story" offersa brief summary of the work's plot and identifies major characters, while "Analysis" offers a critical interpretation of the title and identifies the literary devices and themes used in the work. Works featured in this compilation include essays on such classics as Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The War of the Worlds, The Moon is a Harsh Mistress, and the Lord of the Rings trilogy, as well as entirely new articles on recent titles such as American Gods, Singularity Sky, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Cloud Atlas, Boneshaker, Area X: The Southern Reach Trilogy, City of Stairs, and many more.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781682172780 20170508
Green Library
1 online resource (218 pages)
From an Existential Vacuum to a Tragic Optimism: The Search for Meaning and the Presence of God in Modern Literature employs a new theoretical approach to critical analysis: Victor Frankl's logotherapy (from the Greek "logos" for word or reason and often related to divine wisdom), a unique form of existentialism. On the basis of his observations of the power of human endurance and transcendence - the discovery of meaning even in the midst of harrowing circumstances - Frankl diagnoses the malaise of the current age as an "existential vacuum, " a sense of meaninglessness. He suggests that a panacea for this malaise may be found in creativity, love, and moral choice - even when faced with suffering or death. He affirms that human beings may transcend this vacuum, discover meaning - or even ultimate meaning to be found in Ultimate Being, or God - and live with a sense of "tragic optimism." This book observes both the current age's "existential vacuum" - a malaise of emptiness and meaninglessness - and its longing for meaning and God as reflected in three genres: poetry, novel, and fantasy. Part I, "Reflections of God in the Poetic Vision, " addresses "tragic optimism" - hope when there seems to be no reason for hope - in poems by William Butler Yeats, T. S. Eliot, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and Gerard Manley Hopkins. Part II, "American Angst: Emptiness and Possibility in John Steinbeck's Major Novels, " presents a study of Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, East of Eden, and The Winter of Our Discontent - novels that together form a uniquely American epic trilogy. Together these novels tell the story of a nation's avarice, corruption, and betrayal offset by magnanimity, heroism, and hospitality. Set against the backdrop of Frankl's ways of finding meaning and fulfillment - all obliquely implying the felt presence of God - the characters are representative Every Americans, in whose lives are reflected a nation's worst vices and best hopes. Part III, "A Tragic Optimism: The Triumph of Good in the Fantasy Worlds of Tolkien, Lewis, and Rowling, " defines fantasy and science fiction as mirrors with which to view reality. J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings, C. S. Lewis's That Hideous Strength, and J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series are considered in the light of Frankl's logotherapy - providing paths to meaning and the ultimate meaning to be found in God. In a postmodern, fragmented age, these works affirm a continuing vision of God (often through His felt absence) and, also, a most human yearning for meaning even when there seems to be none - providing, as Frankl maintains, "a tragic optimism.".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781443852418 20170502
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1 online resource (1 sound file) Sound: digital. Digital: audio file.
  • Messiah, HWV 56. Symphony (1:24) ; And the glory of the Lord shall be revealed (2:57)
  • Joshua, HWV 64. O had I Jubal's lyre (2:38)
  • Concerto gross in C major, HWV 318. Largo (3:10)
  • Judas Maccabaeus, HWV 63. O lovely peace (3:54) ; See, the conqu'ring hero comes! See, the godlike youth advance! See the conqu'ring hero comes! (2:52)
  • Messiah, HWV 56. For unto us a child is born (3:29) ; Pifa (2:38) ; He shall feed his flock like a shepherd (5:26)
  • Donna che in ciel, HWV 233. Maria, salute e speme (4:42)
  • Salve Regina, HWV 241. Salve Regina (2:39)
  • Tra le fiamme, HWV 170. Tra le fiamme - Da capo (2:30)
  • Music for the royal fireworks, HWV 351. La paix (2:55)
  • Messiah, HWV 56. I know that my Redeemer liveth (6:10) ; God be for us (4:45)
  • Trumpet concerto no. 1, HWV 301. Siciliana: Largo (2:18)
  • Nisi Dominus, HWV 238. Beatus vir (2:30)
  • Dixit Dominus, HWV 232. Virgam vitutis tuae (2:45)
  • Laudate pueri Dominum, HWV 237. Laudate pueri Dominum (3:15)
  • Solomon, HWV 67. Act III. Sinfonia (3:10)
  • Samson, HWV 57. Let the bright seraphim (3:17)
  • Messiah, HWV 56. Hallelujah (3:00).
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  • Overture (4:04)
  • Act one : Chorus : time is supreme (3:14) ; Recitative (Beauty) : how happy could I linger here (:13) ; Air (Beauty) : faithful mirror (4:46) ; Recitative (Pleasure/beauty) : fear not! I, Pleasure, swear (:35) ; Air (Pleasure) : pensive sorrow (5:17) ; Air (Beauty) : sorrow darkens ev'ry feature (4:06) ; Air and chorus : Come, come! live with pleasure / Rachel Redmond soprano (1:07) ; Recitative (Time/counsel) : Turn, look on me! behold old Time (:30) ; Air (Counsel) : The beauty smiling (3:58) ; Recitative (Pleasure/beauty/time/counsel) : Our pow'rs we all will try (:23) ; Air (Beauty) : Ever-flowing tides of pleasure (4:39) ; Recitative (Time) : The hand of Time pulls down (:23) ; Air (Time) : Loathsome urns (7:14) ; Chorus : Strengthen us, O Time (2:04) ; Recitative (Deceit) : Too rigid the reproof you give (:24) ; Air (Deceit) : Happy beauty (4:17) ; Air (Deceit) and Chorus : Happy, if still they reign in pleasure (2:59) ; Recitative (Counsel/Time/Pleasure) : Youth is not rich in Time (:44) ; Air (Time) and Chorus : Like the shadow, life ever is flying (2:50)
  • Act two : Chorus : Pleasure submits to pain / Rachel Redmond, Emily Mitchell, Libby Crabtree, Martha McLorinan soprano, Catherine Backhouse, Judy Brown alto (4:57) ; Recitative (Pleasure/Beauty) : Here Pleasure keeps his splendid court (:38) ; Chorus : Oh, how great the glory (3:06) ; Air (Pleasure) and Chorus : Dryads, sylvans, with fair Flora (6:03) ; Air (Deceit) : No more complaining (2:35) ; Air (Deceit) : Pleasure's gentle Zephyrs playing (3:35) ; Air (Beauty) : Come, O Time (3:33)
  • Act two (continued) : Air (Counsel) : Mortals think that Time is sleeping (7:27) ; Recitative (Time) : You hoped to call in vain (:48) ; Air (Time) : False destructive ways of pleasure (4:16) ; Recitative (Counsel/Time) : Too long deluded you have been (:51) ; Air (Pleasure) : Lovely Beauty, close those eyes (3:17) ; Recitative (Deceit) : Seek not to know (:13) ; Air (Deceit) : Melancholy is a folly (3:53) ; Recitative (Time/Beauty) : What is the present hour? (:39) ; Air (Beauty) : Fain would I, two hearts is enjoying (1:45) ; Recitative (Counsel) : Vain the delights of age or youth (:30) ; Air (Counsel) : On the valleys (4:05) ; Recitative (Time/Beauty/Counsel) : Not venial error this (1:19) ; Chorus : Ere to dust is changed thy beauty (1:58)
  • Act three : Sinfonia (:48) ; Recitative (Deceit) : Once more I thee address (:13) ; Air (Deceit) : Charming beauty (6:03) ; Recitative (Beauty) : Tempt me no more (:25) ; Air (Deceit) : Sharp thorns despising (2:44) ; Recitative (Counsel/Beauty) : Regard her not (:48) ; Air (Beauty) : Pleasure! My former ways resigning (4:02) ; Chorus : Comfort them, O Lord (4:38) ; Recitative (Beauty/Pleasure/Counsel) : Since the immortal mirror I possess (:26) ; Air (Counsel) : Thus to earth, thou false, delusive, flatt'ring mirror (2:51) ; Recitative (Beauty) : O mighty Truth! (1:21) ; Air (Time) : From the heart that feels my warning (6:21) ; Recitative (Beauty/Pleasure) : Pleasure, too long associates we have been (:27) ; Air (Pleasure) : Like clouds, stormy winds them impelling (5:01) ; Recitative (Beauty) : She's gone ; and Truth, descending (:47) ; Air (Beauty) : Guardian angels (6:03) ; Chorus : Hallelujah (2:02).
x, 343 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Construction and Constriction: Introducing Human Experience in Old English Poetry Part I - Webs and Rings: Experiencing Objects Chapter 1: The Material Context of Weaving Chapter 2: The Woven Mail-Coat Chapter 3: The Material Context of Structural Binding Part II - Ties and Chains: Experiencing Bondage Chapter 4: Binding in Nature Chapter 5: Imprisonment and Hell Chapter 6: Slavery and Servitude Part III - Patterns and Nets: Experiencing the Internal and the Abstract Chapter 7: The Body and Mind Chapter 8: Language and Knowledge Chapter 9: Creation, Magic and Fate Chapter 10: Peace Weaving and Binding: Conclusions on Human Experience and World View.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442637221 20170327
References to weaving and binding are ubiquitous in Anglo-Saxon literature. Several hundred instances of such imagery occur in the poetic corpus, invoked in connection with objects, people, elemental forces, and complex abstract concepts. Weaving Words and Binding Bodies presents the first comprehensive study of weaving and binding imagery through intertextual analysis and close readings of Beowulf, riddles, the poetry of Cynewulf, and other key texts. Megan Cavell highlights the prominent use of weaving and binding in previously unrecognized formulas, collocations, and type-scenes, shedding light on important tropes such as the lord-retainer "bond" and the gendered role of "peace-weaving" in Anglo-Saxon society. Through the analysis of metrical, rhetorical, and linguistic features and canonical and neglected texts in a wide range of genres, Weaving Words and Binding Bodies makes an important contribution to the ongoing study of Anglo-Saxon poetics.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442637221 20170327
Green Library
xxx, 375 pages : illustrations ; 24 cminp
  • Introduction Mark J. P. Wolf I. Worlds on the Rise 1. Why Worlds Now? Marie-Laure Ryan 2. Fictional World-Building as Ritual, Drama, and Film Lily Alexander 3. The Past as an Imaginary World: The Case of Medievalism Dimitra Fimi II. Structure 4. The Subcreation of J. R. R .Tolkien's Middle-earth and How it Became Transmedial Culture Lars Konzack 5. Secondary World Infrastructures and Tabletop Fantasy Games Neal Baker 6. Battlestar Galactica and Caprica: Using Religion to Create Imagined Worlds Erica Hurwitz Andrus 7. God's Infinite Loop: Religious Impulse in World-Building Edward Castronova 8. Spawn This: The Imaginary Worldssssss of Minecraft Lori Landay III. Practice 9. A New Wonderland: The Source of It All Michael O. Riley 10. "All Over the Map": Building (and Rebuilding) Oz Henry Jenkins 11. Discovering the Planiverse A. K. Dewdney 12. The Rilao Project: World Building for the Future of Narrative Alex McDowell 13. Imaginary Countries on the Field of Battle David W. Brown IV. Reception 14. "Trek in Name Only": J. J. Abrams's Anti-Fans, Trekkers, and Ontological Security William Proctor 15. The Hyper-enchantment of Visiting an Imaginary World: Liveness, Brand Fandom and Moments of 'Being There' Matt Hills 16. The Importance of Overflow and Chunking in World-Building and the Experiencing of Worlds Mark J. P. Wolf 17. Language Makes and Breaks Worlds: China Mieville's Embassytown Gerard Hynes 18. Destroying Arcadia: Undermining Literary Britain in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Jennifer Harwood-Smith 19. Bookland: Connie Willis's Construction of England Helen Conrad-O'Briain Appendix: Worlds Apart: Toward a Canon of Imaginary Worlds Mark J. P. Wolf.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138942059 20170321
The concept of world and the practice of world creation have been with us since antiquity, but they are now achieving unequalled prominence. In this timely anthology of subcreation studies, an international roster of contributors come together to examine the rise and structure of worlds, the practice of world-building, and the audience's reception of imaginary worlds. Including essays written by world-builders A.K. Dewdney and Alex McDowell and offering critical analyses of popular worlds such as those of Oz, The Lord of the Rings, Star Trek, Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, and Minecraft, Revisiting Imaginary Worlds provides readers with a broad and interdisciplinary overview of the issues and concepts involved in imaginary worlds across media platforms.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138942059 20170321
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
ix, 161 pages ; 24 cm
  • Chapter I - Introduction Chapter II - Henryk Sienkiewicz' Quo Vadis?: Suffering and Love in the Church of St. Peter Chapter III - Graham Greene's The End of the Affair The Sanctity of Grace Chapter IV - Robert Bolt's A Man for All Seasons: Thomas More and Self-Identity Chapter V - Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited: The Sources of Pain and the Beginnings of Love Chapter VI - Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit: Text and Films, "Eucatastrophe" and "Enchantment" Chapter VII - Victor Hugo's Les Miserables: Love and Redemption of the Suffering Poor Chapter VIII - Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498541664 20170306
Catholic Literature and Film explores six novels that can be called Catholic in subject, plot, and/or theme. Many, but not all, are by Catholic authors. Key themes are romantic love and suffering, observed in light of the concepts of God's grace and the incarnation of Christ. How these thematic considerations have been translated into film are considered in this work as an additional lens into the texts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781498541664 20170306
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xxxii, 290 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Introduction "This Queer Creature"Chapter 1: Forlorn and Abject: Tolkien and His Earliest Writings (1914-1924)Chapter 2: Bilbo as Sigurd in the Fairy-Story Hobbit (1920-1927)Chapter 3: Tolkien's Fairy-Story Beowulfs (1926-1940s)Chapter 4: "Queer Endings" After Beowulf: The Fall of Arthur (1931-1934)Chapter 5: Apartheid in Tolkien: Chaucer and The Lord of the Rings, Books 1-3 (1925-1943)Chapter 6: "Usually Slighted": Gudrun, Other Medieval Women, and The Lord of the Rings, Book 3 (1925-1943) Chapter 7: The Failure of Masculinity: The Homecoming of Beorhtnoth (1920), Sir Gawain (1925), and The Lord of the Rings, Books 3-6 (1943-1948) Conclusion: The Ennoblement of the Humble: The History of Middle-earth.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137398956 20170227
This book examines key points of J. R. R. Tolkien's life and writing career in relation to his views on humanism and feminism, particularly his sympathy for and toleration of those who are different, deemed unimportant, or marginalized-namely, the Other. Jane Chance argues such empathy derived from a variety of causes ranging from the loss of his parents during his early life to a consciousness of the injustice and violence in both World Wars. As a result of his obligation to research and publish in his field and propelled by his sense of abjection and diminution of self, Tolkien concealed aspects of the personal in relatively consistent ways in his medieval adaptations, lectures, essays, and translations, many only recently published. These scholarly writings blend with and relate to his fictional writings in various ways depending on the moment at which he began teaching, translating, or editing a specific medieval work and, simultaneously, composing a specific poem, fantasy, or fairy-story. What Tolkien read and studied from the time before and during his college days at Exeter and continued researching until he died opens a door into understanding how he uniquely interpreted and repurposed the medieval in constructing fantasy.
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  • Songs of romance. Somewhere in time. Main theme / John Barry ; arranged Jack Long (3:09) ; Romeo and Juliet. A time for us / Nino Rota (3:40) ; Gone with the wind. Tara's theme / Max Steiner ; arranged Stephen Duro (2:48) ; Titanic. Love theme / James Horner (4:18) ; Out of Africa. The music of goodbye / John Barry (2:29)
  • Songs of nobility. The last of the Mohicans. Main theme / Trevor Jones ; arranged Jack Long (2:21) ; Crouching tiger, hidden dragon. Eternal vow / Tan Dun (2:12) ; Gladiator. Honour him ; Now we are free / Hans Zimmer and Lisa Gerrard ; arranged Jack Long (5:14) ; Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence. Main title / Ryuichi Sakamoto (4:02) ; Braveheart. The secret wedding (1:37) ; For the love of a princess (3:35)
  • Songs of adventure. The Lord of the rings : The fellowship of the ring. In dreams (1:50) ; May it be (2:43) / Howard Shore ; E.T. the extra terrestrial. Main theme / John Williams (3:09) ; Lawrence of Arabia. Main theme / Maurice Jarre (2:08) ; Chariots of fire. Main theme / Vangelis (1:32) ; The mission. Gabriel's oboe / Ennio Morricone ; arranged Richard Harris (2:06) ; A fistful of dynamite. Main theme (3:36) ; Once upon a time in America. Opening largo (1:46) ; Once upon a time in the west. Main title (2:56) ; Goodbye to Cheyenne (1:56) ; The man with the harmonica (2:30) / Ennio Morricone
  • Songs of hope. While I live. The dream of Olwen / Charles Williams (3:33) ; Dangerous moonlight. Warsaw concerto / Richard Addinsell (4:23).
Music recording
1 online resource (1 sound file) Sound: digital. Digital: audio file.
  • Three impressions for orchestra. Burley Heath (completed by James Francis Brown) (5:31) ; The Solent (11:46) ; Harnham Down (6:54)
  • Songs of travel, book 1 : arranged for baritone and orchestra by the composer. The vagabond (2:57) ; The roadside fire (2:26) ; Bright is the ring of words (1:48)
  • Four hymns for tenor, viola obbligato and strings. Lord! come away (3:52) ; Who is this fair one (4:43) ; Come love, come Lord (3:40) ; Evening hymn (O gladsome light) (3:34)
  • Weyhill Fair song [folk song performed by solo baritone] (:41)
  • Incidental music to the Mayor of Casterbridge. Casterbridge (2:26) ; Intermezzo (2:19) ; Weyhill Fair (1:57)
  • Prelude on an old carol tune (5:24).
1 online resource.
  • Ballad Opera: Commercial Song in Enlightenment Garb / Berta Joncus
  • After 'Anger': modern Britain in the postwar musical / Elizabeth Wells
  • / Ben Francis
  • Towards a British Concept Musical: the Shows of Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse / David Cottis
  • The pop music industry and the British musical / Ian Sapiro
  • / Sarah Browne
  • Les Miserables: from epic novel to epic musical / Kathryn M. Grossman, Bradley Stephens
  • Billy Elliot and Its Lineage: the Politics of Class and Sexual Identity in British Musicals since 1953 / Robert Gordon
  • Humming the set': scenography and the musical from Cats to Lord of the Rings / Christine White
  • Noel Coward: sui generis / Dominic McHugh
  • Joan Littlewood: Collaboration and Vision / Ben Macpherson
  • Between Opera and Musical: Theatre Music in Early Nineteenth-Century London / Christina Fuhrmann
  • Lionel Bart: British Vernacular Musical Theatre / Millie Taylor
  • Tim Rice: the Pop Star Scenario / Olaf Jubin
  • Cameron Mackintosh: Control, Collaboration and the Creative Producer / Miranda Lundskaer-Nielsen
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber: haunted by the Phantom / David Chandler
  • The Beggar's Legacy: Playing with Music and Drama, 1920-2003 / Robert Lawson-Peebles
  • Mamma Mia! and the Aesthetics of the 21st Century Jukebox Musical / George Rodosthenous
  • Attracting the Family Market: Shows with Cross-generations Appeal / Rebecca Warner
  • Genre Counterpoints: Challenges to the Mainstream Musical / David Roesner
  • Some Yesterdays Always Remain: Black British and Anglo-Asian Musical Theatre / Ben Macpherson
  • Comic opera: English society in Gilbert and Sullivan / Carolyn Williams
  • Introduction / Robert Gordon, Olaf Jubin
  • English musical comedy, 1890-1924 / Stephen Banfield
  • English West End Revue: World War I and after / David Linton
  • Musical Comedy in the 1920s and 1930s: Mr Cinders and Me and My Girl as Class-Conscious Carnival / George Burrows
  • West End Royalty: Ivor Novello and English operetta, 1917-1951 / Stewart Nicholls
  • The American invasion: the impact of Oklahoma! and Annie Get Your Gun / Dominic Symonds
  • / John M. Snelson.
The Oxford Handbook of the British Musical provides a comprehensive academic survey of British musical theatre offering both a historical account of the musical's development from 1728 and a range of in-depth critical analyses of the unique forms and features of British musicals, which explore the aesthetic values and sociocultural meanings of a tradition that initially gave rise to the American musical and later challenged its modern pre-eminence. After a consideration of how John Gay's The Beggar's Opera (1728) created a prototype for eighteenth-century ballad opera, the book focuses on the use of song in early nineteenth century theatre, followed by a sociocultural analysis of the comic operas of Gilbert and Sullivan; it then examines Edwardian and interwar musical comedies and revues as well as the impact of Rodgers and Hammerstein on the West End, before analysing the new forms of the postwar British musical from The Boy Friend (1953) to Oliver! (1960). One section of the book examines the contributions of key twentieth century figures including Noel Coward, Ivor Novello, Tim Rice, Andrew Lloyd Webber, director Joan Littlewood and producer Cameron Macintosh, while a number of essays discuss both mainstream and alternative musicals of the 1960s and 1970s and the influence of the pop industry on the creation of concept recordings such as Jesus Christ Superstar (1970) and Les Miserables (1980). There is a consideration of "jukebox" musicals such as Mamma Mia! (1999), while essays on overtly political shows such as Billy Elliot (2005) are complemented by those on experimental musicals like Jerry Springer: the Opera (2003) and London Road (2011) and on the burgeoning of Black and Asian British musicals in both the West End and subsidized venues. The Oxford Handbook of the British Musical demonstrates not only the unique qualities of British musical theatre but also the vitality and variety of British musicals today.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199988747 20170206

18. Rāmāyaṇa [2005 - ]

volumes ; 17 cm.
  • bk. 1. Boyhood / translated by Robert P. Goldman ; with a foreword by Amartya Sen
  • bk. 2. Ayodhyā / translated by Sheldon I. Pollock
  • bk. 3. The Forest / translated by Sheldon Pollock
  • bk. 4. Kiṣkindhā / translated by Rosalind Lefeber
  • bk. 5. Sundara / translated Robert P. Goldman and Sally J. Sutherland Goldman
Rama goes to the monkey capital of Kishkindha to seek help in finding Sita, and meets Hanuman, the greatest of the monkey heroes. There are two claimants for the monkey throne, Valin and Sugriva; Rama helps Sugriva win the throne, and in return Sugriva promises to help in the search for Sita. The monkey hordes set out in every direction to scour the world, but without success until an old vulture tells them she is in Lanka. Hanuman promises to leap over the ocean to Lanka to pursue the search. Co-published by New York University Press and the JJC Foundation For more on this title and other titles in the Clay Sanskrit series, please visit http://www.claysanskritlibrary.org.
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The skies darken for the exiles, who have taken refuge in forest hermitages. First one demon, then another, attempts to harm or corrupt them. When these efforts fail, an army of demons is sent, and then a bigger one, but each time Rama again defeats them. Finally Ravana, the supreme lord of the demons, decides to cripple Rama by capturing Sita; he traps her, and carries her off under heavy guard to the island fortress of Lanka. Rama is distraught by grief, and searches everywhere without success. Co-published by New York University Press and the JJC Foundation For more on this title and other titles in the Clay Sanskrit series, please visit http://www.claysanskritlibrary.org.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780814767221 20170130
Rama, the crown prince of the City of Ayodhya, is a model son and warrior. He is sent by his father the king to rescue a sage from persecution by demons, but must first kill a fearsome ogress. That done, he drives out the demons, restores peace, and attends a tournament in the neighboring city of Mithila; here he bends the bow that no other warrior can handle, winning the prize and the hand of Sita, the princess of Mithila. Valmiki's Ramayana is one of the two great national epics of India, the source revered throughout South Asia as the original account of the career of Rama, ideal man and incarnation of the great god Vishnu. The first book, "Boyhood, " introduces the young hero Rama and sets the scene for the adventures ahead. It begins with a fascinating excursus on the origins and function of poetry itself. Co-published by New York University Press and the JJC Foundation For more on this title and other titles in the Clay Sanskrit series, please visit http://www.claysanskritlibrary.org.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780814731635 20170130
The fifth and most popular book of the Ramayana of Valmiki, Sundara recounts the adventures of the monkey hero Hanuman leaping across the ocean to the island citadel of Lanka. Once there, he scours the city for the abducted Princess Sita. The poet vividly describes the opulence of the court of the demon king, Ravana, the beauty of his harem, and the hideous deformity of Sita's wardresses. After witnessing Sita's stern rejection of Ravana's blandishments, Hanuman reveals himself to the princess, shows her Rama's signet ring as proof of identity, and offers to carry her back to Rama. Co-published by New York University Press and the JJC Foundation For more on this title and other titles in the Clay Sanskrit series, please visit http://www.claysanskritlibrary.org.
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The king decides to abdicate in favor of Rama; but just as the celebrations reach their climax, a court intrigue forces Rama and Sita into fourteen years banishment; they dutifully accept their fate, and go off to the jungle. The other brothers refuse to benefit from his misfortune, which leaves nobody to run the city; eventually one of them is persuaded to act as regent, but only consents to do so on condition that he lives outside the city and acts in Rama's name. "Ayodhya" is Book Two of Valmiki's national Indian epic, The Ramayana. The young hero Rama sets out willingly from the capital with wife and brother for a fourteen-year banishment, which will entail great suffering and further difficult choices in the books ahead. Of the seven books of this great Sanskrit epic, "Ayodhya" is the most human, and it remains one of the best introductions to the social and political values of traditional India. Co-published by New York University Press and the JJC Foundation For more on this title and other titles in the Clay Sanskrit series, please visit http://www.claysanskritlibrary.org.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780814767160 20170130
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19. The hobbit [2016]

xii, 245 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
J.R.R. Tolkien's novel was met with international acclaim upon its publication in 1937, given its adventurous plot, elements of high fantasy, and lovable protagonist, Bilbo Baggins. This compilation of essays closely studies the classic staple of children's literature by examining some of its themes-such as maturation and overcoming greed-exploring the world of Middle-earth, and comparing/contrasting the text with its popular sequel, The Lord of the Rings. Each essay is 2,500 to 5,000 words in length, and all essays conclude with a list of "Works Cited, " along with endnotes. Finally, the volume's appendixes offer a section of useful reference resources: * About This Volume* Critical Context: Original Introductory Essays* Critical Readings: Original In-Depth Essays* Further Readings* Detailed Bibliography* Detailed Bio of the Editor* General Subject Index .
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781682171202 20170109
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  • Introduction 1. Nerd Ecology 2. Stellar Cosmopolitans: Star Trek and a Federation of Species 3. The Destruction of the Sky: Virtual Worlds as Refuge 4. The Great Music: Restoration as Counter-Apocalypse in the Tolkien Legendarium 5. Slayer and Signal: Joss Whedon Versus the Big Bads 6. Icons of Survival: Metahumanism as Planetary Defense Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472567635 20161228
Drawing on a wide range of examples from literature, comics, film, television and digital media, Nerd Ecology is the first substantial ecocritical study of nerd culture's engagement with environmental issues. Exploring such works as Star Trek, Tolkien's Lord of the Rings, The Matrix, Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly, the fiction of Thomas Pynchon, The Hunger Games, and superhero comics such as Green Lantern and X-Men, Anthony Lioi maps out the development of nerd culture and its intersections with the most fundamental ecocritical themes. In this way Lioi finds in the narratives of unpopular culture - narratives in which marginalised individuals and communities unite to save the planet - the building blocks of a new environmental politics in tune with the concerns of contemporary ecocritical theory and practice.
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