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v, 233 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction : Seeing past the state of the art
  • That which survives : design networks and blueprint culture between fandom and franchise
  • Used universes and immaculate realities : appropriation and authorship in the age of previzualization
  • Chains of evidence : augmented performance before and after the digital
  • Microgenres in migration : special effects and transmedia travel
  • Conclusion : The effects of special effects.
A rare look at the role of special effects in creating fictional worlds and transmedia franchises From comic book universes crowded with soaring superheroes and shattering skyscrapers to cosmic empires set in far-off galaxies, today's fantasy blockbusters depend on visual effects. Bringing science fiction from the studio to your screen, through film, television, or video games, these special effects power our entertainment industry. More Than Meets the Eye delves into the world of fantastic media franchises to trace the ways in which special effects over the last 50 years have become central not just to transmedia storytelling but to worldbuilding, performance, and genre in contemporary blockbuster entertainment. More Than Meets the Eye maps the ways in which special effects build consistent storyworlds and transform genres while traveling from one media platform to the next. Examining high-profile franchises in which special effects have played a constitutive role such as Star Trek, Star Wars, The Matrix, and The Lord of the Rings, as well as more contemporary franchises like Pirates of the Caribbean and Harry Potter, Bob Rehak analyzes the ways in which production practices developed alongside the cultural work of industry professionals. By studying social and cultural factors such as fan interaction, this book provides a context for understanding just how much multiplatform storytelling has come to define these megahit franchises. More Than Meets the Eye explores the larger history of how physical and optical effects in postwar Hollywood laid the foundation for modern transmedia franchises and argues that special effects are not simply an adjunct to blockbuster filmmaking, but central agents of an entire mode of production.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781479856701 20180403
Green Library
xii, 259 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction: Understanding the Present through the Past-- the Past through the Present James Cook, Alexander Kolassa, and Adam Whittaker Part 1: Authenticity, Appropriateness, and Recomposing the Past Chapter 1: Representing Renaissance Rome: Beyond Anachronism in Showtimes The Borgias (2011) James Cook Chapter 2: Baroque a la Hitchcock: The Music of Dangerous Liaisons (1988) Mervyn Cooke Chapter 3: `Frame not my Lute': The Musical Tudor Court on the Big Screen Daniela Fountain Chapter 4: It Ain't Over `til King Arthur Sings: English Dramatick Opera on the Modern Stage Katherina Lindekens Part 2: Music, Space, and Place: Geography as History Chapter 5: Musical Divisions of the Sacred and Secular in 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame' Adam Whittaker Chapter 6: Celtic Music and Hollywood Cinema: Representation, Stereotype, and Affect Simon Nugent Chapter 7: David Munrow's `Turkish Nightclub Piece' Edward Breen Chapter 8: Little Harmonic Labyrinths: Baroque Musical Style on the Nintendo Entertainment System William Gibbons Part 3: Presentness and the Past: Dialogues between Old and New Chapter 9: Presentness and the Past in Contemporary British Opera Alexander Kolassa Chapter 10: Angels in the Archive: Animating the Past in 'Written on Skin' Maria Ryan Chapter 11: Werner Herzog and the Filmic Dark Arts: Myth, Truth, Music, and the Life of Carlo Gesualdo (1566-1613) Philip Weller Chapter 12: Medievalism, Music, and Agency in The Wicker Man (1973) Lisa Colton Chapter 13: Music in Fantasy Pasts: Neomedievalism and 'Game of Thrones' James Cook, Alexander Kolassa, and Adam Whittaker.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138287471 20180403
Recomposing the Past is a book concerned with the complex but important ways in which we engage with the past in modern times. Contributors examine how media on stage and screen uses music, and in particular early music, to evoke and recompose a distant past. Culture, popular and otherwise, is awash with a stylise - sometimes contradictory - musical history. And yet for all its complexities, these representations of the past through music are integral to how our contemporary and collective imaginations understand history. More importantly, they offer a valuable insight into how we understand our musical present. Such representative strategies, the book argues, cross generic boundaries, and as such it brings together a range of multimedia discussion on the subjects of film (Lord of the Rings, Dangerous Liasions), television (Game of Thrones, The Borgias), videogame (Dragon Warrior, Gauntlet), and opera (Written on Skin, Taverner, English `dramatick opera'). This collection constitutes a significant, and interdisciplinary, contribution to a growing literature which is unpacking our ongoing creative dialogue with the past. Divided into three complementary sections, grouped not by genre or media but by theme, it considers: `Authenticity, Appropriateness, and Recomposing the Past', `Music, Space, and Place: Geography as History', and `Presentness and the Past: Dialogues between Old and New'. Like the musical collage that is our shared multimedia historical soundscape, it is hoped that this collection is, in its eclecticism, more than the sum of its parts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138287471 20180403
Music Library
xi, 260 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • CONTENTS-- Introduction vii-- CHAPTER 1-- Carter Burwell and the Coen Brothers 1-- CHAPTER 2-- Patrick Doyle and Kenneth Branagh 19-- CHAPTER 3-- Danny Elfman and Tim Burton 35-- CHAPTER 4-- Michael Giacchino and J.J. Abrams 57-- CHAPTER 5-- Bernard Herrmann and Alfred Hitchcock 75-- CHAPTER 6-- James Horner and James Cameron 97-- CHAPTER 7-- Maurice Jarre and David Lean 115-- CHAPTER 8-- Thomas Newman and Sam Mendes 135-- CHAPTER 9-- Howard Shore and Peter Jackson 153-- CHAPTER 10-- Alan Silvestri and Robert Zemeckis 175-- CHAPTER 11-- John Williams and Steven Spielberg 193-- CHAPTER 12-- Hans Zimmer and Christopher Nolan 217-- Notes 241-- About Classic FM 249-- Acknowledgements 251-- Index 253.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783963669 20180508
Discover the remarkable stories behind some of the most popular film music of all time; From Jurassic Park to The Lord of the Rings, Vertigo to Titanic, a powerful score can make a movie truly extraordinary. The alchemy between composer and director creates pure cinematic magic, with songs and melodies that are instantly recognisable and eternally memorable. So what is their secret?; Saturday Night at the Movies goes behind the scenes to reveal twelve remarkable partnerships, and how they have created the music that has moved millions. Discover how these collaborations began and what makes them so effective: the dynamic personalities, the creative chemistry, the flashes of genius. The best scores come from sound and image working together to bring the director's vision to life, but many scores also stand alone as towering achievements of composition that have shaped the face of modern music.; Featuring such luminaries as Alfred Hitchcock and Bernard Herrmann, Christopher Nolan and Hans Zimmer, and James Horner and James Cameron, Saturday Night at the Movies explores the creation of film favourites such as Back to the Future, Fargo, Edward Scissorhands and many, many more.; Includes:; J.J. Abrams & Michael Giacchino; Kenneth Branagh & Patrick Doyle; Tim Burton & Danny Elfman; James Cameron & James Horner; The Coen Brothers & Carter Burwell; Alfred Hitchcock & Bernard Herrmann; Peter Jackson & Howard Shore; David Lean & Maurice Jarre; Sam Mendes & Thomas Newman; Christopher Nolan & Hans Zimmer; Steven Spielberg & John Williams; Robert Zemeckis & Alan Silvestri.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783963669 20180508
Music Library
x, 160 pages ; 23 cm
  • Introduction
  • The wages of heroism
  • The bitter end
  • Songs and stones
  • Haunting the dead
  • Applicability: "Hope without guarantees".
In 1956, J. R. R. Tolkien famously stated that the real theme of The Lord of the Rings was "Death and Immortality." The deaths that underscore so much of the subject matter of Tolkien's masterpiece have a great deal to teach us. From the heroic to the humble, Tolkien draws on medieval concepts of death and dying to explore the glory and sorrow of human mortality. Three great themes of death link medieval Northern European culture, The Lord of the Rings, and con- temporary culture: the way in which we die, the need to remember the dead, and above all the lingering apprehension of what happens after death. Like our medieval ancestors, we still talk about what it means to die as a hero, a traitor, or a coward; we still make decisions about ways to honor and remember the departed; and we continue to seek to appease and contain the dead. These themes suggest a la- tent resonance between medieval and modern cultures and raise an issue not generally discussed in contemporary Western society: our deeply rooted belief that how one dies in some way matters. While Tolkien, as a medieval scholar, naturally draws much of his inspiration from the literature, folklore, and legends of the Middle Ages, the popularity of his work affirms that modern audiences continue to find these tropes relevant and useful. From ideas of "good" and "bad" deaths to proper commemoration and disposal of the dead, and even to ghost stories, real people find comfort in the ideas about death and dying that Tolkien explores. " The Sweet and the Bitter": Death and Dying in J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings examines the ways in which Tolkien's masterwork makes visible the connections between medieval and modern conceptions of dying and analyzes how contemporary readers use The Lord of the Rings as a tool for dealing with death.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781606353059 20180306
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

5. 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
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xxi, 278 pages ; 21 cm
  • Introduction
  • Reporting note
  • Pillars of eternity
  • Uncharted 4
  • Stardew Valley
  • Diablo III
  • Halo wars
  • Dragon age: Inquisition
  • Shovel Knight
  • Destiny
  • The Witcher 3
  • Star Wars 1313
  • Epilogue.
NATIONAL BESTSELLER Developing video games-hero's journey or fool's errand? The creative and technical logistics that go into building today's hottest games can be more harrowing and complex than the games themselves, often seeming like an endless maze or a bottomless abyss. In Blood, Sweat, and Pixels, Jason Schreier takes readers on a fascinating odyssey behind the scenes of video game development, where the creator may be a team of 600 overworked underdogs or a solitary geek genius. Exploring the artistic challenges, technical impossibilities, marketplace demands, and Donkey Kong-sized monkey wrenches thrown into the works by corporate, Blood, Sweat, and Pixels reveals how bringing any game to completion is more than Sisyphean-it's nothing short of miraculous. Taking some of the most popular, bestselling recent games, Schreier immerses readers in the hellfire of the development process, whether it's RPG studio Bioware's challenge to beat an impossible schedule and overcome countless technical nightmares to build Dragon Age: Inquisition; indie developer Eric Barone's single-handed efforts to grow country-life RPG Stardew Valley from one man's vision into a multi-million-dollar franchise; or Bungie spinning out from their corporate overlords at Microsoft to create Destiny, a brand new universe that they hoped would become as iconic as Star Wars and Lord of the Rings-even as it nearly ripped their studio apart. Documenting the round-the-clock crunches, buggy-eyed burnout, and last-minute saves, Blood, Sweat, and Pixels is a journey through development hell-and ultimately a tribute to the dedicated diehards and unsung heroes who scale mountains of obstacles in their quests to create the best games imaginable.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780062651235 20180312
Green Library
xxi, 278 pages ; 21 cm
  • Introduction
  • Reporting note
  • Pillars of eternity
  • Uncharted 4
  • Stardew valley
  • Diablo III
  • Halo wars
  • Dragon age : inquisition
  • Shovel knight
  • Destiny
  • The witcher 3
  • Star wars 1313
  • Epilogue.
NATIONAL BESTSELLER Developing video games-hero's journey or fool's errand? The creative and technical logistics that go into building today's hottest games can be more harrowing and complex than the games themselves, often seeming like an endless maze or a bottomless abyss. In Blood, Sweat, and Pixels, Jason Schreier takes readers on a fascinating odyssey behind the scenes of video game development, where the creator may be a team of 600 overworked underdogs or a solitary geek genius. Exploring the artistic challenges, technical impossibilities, marketplace demands, and Donkey Kong-sized monkey wrenches thrown into the works by corporate, Blood, Sweat, and Pixels reveals how bringing any game to completion is more than Sisyphean-it's nothing short of miraculous. Taking some of the most popular, bestselling recent games, Schreier immerses readers in the hellfire of the development process, whether it's RPG studio Bioware's challenge to beat an impossible schedule and overcome countless technical nightmares to build Dragon Age: Inquisition; indie developer Eric Barone's single-handed efforts to grow country-life RPG Stardew Valley from one man's vision into a multi-million-dollar franchise; or Bungie spinning out from their corporate overlords at Microsoft to create Destiny, a brand new universe that they hoped would become as iconic as Star Wars and Lord of the Rings-even as it nearly ripped their studio apart. Documenting the round-the-clock crunches, buggy-eyed burnout, and last-minute saves, Blood, Sweat, and Pixels is a journey through development hell-and ultimately a tribute to the dedicated diehards and unsung heroes who scale mountains of obstacles in their quests to create the best games imaginable.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780062651235 20180508
Law Library (Crown)
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)
450 pages ; 21 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
lv, 1188 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction, by Tom Shippey Note on the Texts, Titles, and Organization of the Poems List of Abbreviations On Translating Old English Poetry The Junius Manuscript -Introduction -Genesis (A and B) -Exodus -Daniel -Christ and Satan The Vercelli Book -Introduction -Andreas: Andrew in the Country of the Cannibals -The Fates of the Apostles -Soul and Body I -Homiletic Fragment I: On Human Deceit -The Dream of the Rood -Elene: Helena's Discovery of the True Cross The Exeter Book -Introduction -Christ I: Advent Lyrics -Christ II: The Ascension -Christ III: Judgment -Guthlac A -Guthlac B -Azarias: The Suffering and Songs of the Three Youths -The Phoenix -Juliana -The Wanderer -The Gifts of Men -Precepts: A Father's Instruction -The Seafarer -Vainglory -Widsith -The Fortunes of Men -Maxims I: Exeter Maxims (A, B, and C) -The Order of the World -The Rhyming Poem -Physiologus I: The Panther -Physiologus II: The Whale -Physiologus III: Partridge or Phoenix -Homiletic Fragment III: God's Bright Welcome -Soul and Body II -Deor -Wulf and Eadwacer -Riddles 1-57 -The Wife's Lament -Judgment Day I -Resignation A: The Penitent's Prayer -Resignation B: The Exile's Lament -The Descent into Hell -Almsgiving -Pharaoh -The Lord's Prayer I -Homiletic Fragment II: Turn Toward the Light -Riddles 28b and 58 -The Husband's Message -The Ruin -Riddles 59-91 Beowulf and Judith -Introduction -Beowulf -Judith The Metrical Psalms of the Paris Psalter and the Meters of Boethius -Introduction -The Metrical Psalms of the Paris Psalter -The Meters of Boethius The Minor Poems -Introduction -The Fight at Finnsburg -Waldere -The Battle of Maldon -The Poems of The Anglo-Saxon ChronicleThe Battle of Brunanburg (937)The Capture of the Five Boroughs (942)The Coronation of Edgar (973)The Death of Edgar (975)The Death of Alfred (1036)The Death of Edward (1065) -Durham -The Rune Poem -Solomon and Saturn I -Solomon and Saturn II -The Menologium: A Calendar Poem -Maxims II: Cotton Maxims -A Proverb from Winfrid's Time -Judgment Day II -The Rewards of Piety -The Lord's Prayer II -The Gloria I -The Lord's Prayer III -The Creed -Fragments of Psalms -The Kentish Hymn -Psalm 50 -The Gloria II -A Prayer -Thureth -The Book's Prologue to Aldhelm's De virginitate -The Seasons for Fasting -Caedmon's Hymn -Bede's Death Song -The Leiden Riddle -Latin-English Proverbs -The Metrical Preface to The Pastoral Care -The Metrical Epilogue to The Pastoral Care -The Metrical Preface to Gregory's Dialogues -Colophon to Bede's Ecclesiastical History -The Ruthwell Cross -The Brussels Cross -The Franks Casket -The Metrical CharmsCharm for Unfruitful LandNine Herbs CharmCharm Against a DwarfCharm for a Sudden StitchCharm for Loss of Property or CattleCharm for a Difficult or Delayed BirthCharm for the Water-Elf-DiseaseCharm for a Swarm of BeesCharm for a Theft of CattleCharm for Loss of Property or CattleJourney CharmCharm Against Wens (or Tumors) Additional Poems -Introduction -Additional Poems of The Anglo-Saxon ChronicleThe Accession of Edgar (959)Prince Edward's Return (1057)Malcolm and Margaret (1067)The Wedding Conspiracy Against King William (1075)The Rhyme of King William (1086)The Suffering Under King Henry (1104) -Captions for Drawings -Cnut's Song -Distich: Psalm 17:51 -Distich on Kenelm -Distich on the Sons of Lothebrok-Five Memorial Stone InscriptionsDewsbury Memorial (or Stone Cross)Falstone Hogback MemorialGreat Urswick MemorialOverchurch MemorialThornhill III Memorial -Genealogical Verse -Godric's Hymns -The Grave -Honington Clip -Instructions for Christians -Lament for the English Church (From the Worcester Fragments) -Lancashire Gold Ring -Metrical Psalms 90:15-95:2 -The Soul's Address to the Body (From the Worcester Fragments) -Sutton Disc Brooch -Two Marginalic Lines -Verse in a Charter -Verse in a Homily: The Judgment of the Damned -Verse Paraphrase of Matthew 25:41 -Verse Proverb in a Junius Homily -Verses in Vercelli Homily XXI Appendix of Possible Riddle Solutions Bibliography Index of Poem Titles Acknowledgments.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812248470 20180213
From the riddling song of a bawdy onion that moves between kitchen and bedroom to the thrilling account of Beowulf's battle with a treasure-hoarding dragon, from the heart-rending lament of a lone castaway to the embodied speech of the cross upon which Christ was crucified, from the anxiety of Eve, who carries "a sumptuous secret in her hands / And a tempting truth hidden in her heart, " to the trust of Noah who builds "a sea-floater, a wave-walking / Ocean-home with rooms for all creatures, " the world of the Anglo-Saxon poets is a place of harshness, beauty, and wonder. Now for the first time, the entire Old English poetic corpus-including poems and fragments discovered only within the past fifty years-is rendered into modern strong-stress, alliterative verse in a masterful translation by Craig Williamson. Accompanied by an introduction by noted medievalist Tom Shippey on the literary scope and vision of these timeless poems and Williamson's own introductions to the individual works and his essay on translating Old English poetry, the texts transport us back to the medieval scriptorium or ancient mead-hall, to share a herdsman's recounting of the story of the world's creation or a people's sorrow at the death of a beloved king, to be present at the clash of battle or to puzzle over the sacred and profane answers to riddles posed over a thousand years ago. This is poetry as stunning in its vitality as it is true to its sources. Were Williamson's idiom not so modern, we might think that the Anglo-Saxon poets had taken up the lyre again and begun to sing once more.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812248470 20180213
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

12. Fire and ice. [1983]

1 online resource (streaming video file) (79 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound Sound: digital. Digital: video file; MPEG-4; Flash.
A classic animated adventure-fantasy film directed by the legendary Ralph Bakshi (THE LORD OF THE RINGS (1978), COOL WORLD). In this animated tale, a tiny village is destroyed by a surging glacier, which serves as the deadly domain for the evil Ice Lord, Nekron. The only survivor is Larn, a young warrior who vows to avenge this act of destruction. The evil continues, however, as Nekron's palace of ice heads straight towards Fire Keep, the great fortress ruled by the good King Jarol. When Jarol's beautiful daughter, Teegra, is abducted by Nekron's sub-human ape-like creatures, Larn begins a daring search for her. What results is a tense battle between good and evil, surrounded by the mystical elements of the ancient past.

13. 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
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
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1 online resource (1 sound file) Sound: digital. Digital: audio file.
  • Gymnopédie no. 1 / Erik Satie (Anne Queffélec, piano)
  • Pavane pour une infante défunte / Maurice Ravel (Paris Conservatoire Orchestra ; Michel Plasson, conductor)
  • Air on a G string / Johann Sebastian Bach (Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Orchestra ; Neville Marriner, conductor)
  • Piano concerto no. 21 in C major, K. 467, "Elvira Madigan." Andante / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Christian Zacharias, piano ; Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra ; David Zinman, conductor)
  • Badineri / Johann Sebastian Bach (Jean-Pierre Rampal, flute ; Amsterdam Baroque Orchestra ; Ton Koopman, conductor)
  • Mandolin concerto in C major, RV 425. Allegro / Antonio Vivaldi (Giovanni Scaramuzzino, mandolin ; Europa Galante ; Fabio Biondi, conductor)
  • Solomon, HWV 67. Sinfonia / George Frideric Handel (Bournemouth Sinfonietta ; Kenneth Montgomery, conductor)
  • La gazza ladra. Overture / Gioachino Rossini (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ; Thomas Beecham, conductor)
  • Requiem in D minor, K. 626. Dies irae / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Patrizia Pace, soprano ; Waltraud Meier, mezzo-soprano ; Frank Lopardo, tenor ; James Morris, bass ; Swedish Radio Chorus ; Stockholm Chamber Choir ; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra ; Riccardo Muti, conductor)
  • Waltz in A-flat major, op. 39, no. 15 / Johannes Brahms (Moura Lympany, piano)
  • Requiem, op. 48. In paradisum / Gabriel Fauré (Jose-Luis Garcia, violin ; Peter Barley, organ ; Cambridge King's College Choir ; English Chamber Orchestra ; Stephen Cleobury, conductor)
  • Symphony no. 7 in A major, op. 92. Allegretto / Ludwig van Beethoven (Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra ; Simon Rattle, conductor)
  • An der schönen, blauen Donau / Johann Strauss II (Hallé Orchestra ; Bryden Thomson, conductor)
  • Les contes d'Hoffmann. Belle nuit / Jacques Offenbach (Philharmonia Orchestra ; Herbert von Karajan, conductor)
  • Suite bergamasque. Clair de lune / Claude Debussy (Leif Ove Andsnes, piano).
  • Rinaldo, HWV 7. Lascia ch'io pianga / George Frideric Handel (Ann Hallenberg, mezzo-soprano ; Le Concert d'Astree ; Emmanuelle Haim, conductor)
  • Turandot. Nessun dorma! / Giacomo Puccini (José Carreras, tenor ; Choeurs de l'Opera National du Rhin ; Strasbourg Philharmonic Orchestra ; Alain Lombard, conductor)
  • Pomp and circumstance march no. 1 / Edward Elgar (Royal Philharmonic Orchestra ; Yehudi Menuhin, conductor)
  • Moon river / Henry Mancini (Henry Mancini Orchestra & Chorus ; Henry Mancini, conductor)
  • Der letzte samurai. A way of life / Hans Zimmer (Blake Neely, conductor)
  • Batman returns. Birth of a penguin / Danny Elfman (Jonathan Sheffer, conductor)
  • Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone. Hedwig's theme / John Williams (John Williams, conductor)
  • Inception. One simple idea / Hans Zimmer (Matt Dunkley, conductor)
  • Revolutionary road / Thomas Newman (Thomas Newman, conductor)
  • Perfum, the story of a murderer. Prologue / Tom Tykwer (Chen Reiss, soprano ; Melanie Mitrano, Victor de Maiziere, vocals ; Latvian State Choir ; Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra ; Simon Rattle, conductor)
  • Tulipany / Daniel Bloom (Leszek Mozdzer, piano ; Daniel Bloom, synthesizer)
  • Avatar. Becoming one of "the people" / James Horner (James Horner, conductor)
  • Lord of the rings, the fellowship of the ring. Main theme / Howard Shore (London Philharmonic Orchestra ; New Zealand Symphony Orchestra ; London Voices ; Howard Shore, conductor)
  • Gladiator. Now we are free / Hans Zimmer (Lisa Gerrard, vocals ; the Lyndhurst Orchestra ; Gavin Greenaway, conductor)
  • Life feels good / Bartosz Chajdecki (Bartosz Chajdecki, conductor).
  • The polar express suite / Alan Silvestri (Alan Silvestri, conductor)
  • An ancient tale. When the sun was a God / Krzesimir Debski (Leopolis Chamber Orchestra)
  • The pink panther. Theme / Henry Mancini (Henry Mancini, conductor)
  • Frantic / Ennio Morricone (Ennio Morricone, conductor)
  • Superman 3. Main title march / John Williams (John Williams, conductor)
  • Bandyta. Brute i Elena / Michał Lorenc (Michał Lorenc, conductor)
  • Requiem for a dream. Summer overture / Clint Mansell (Kronos Quartet).
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
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
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18. Score [2017]

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1 online resource (1 sound file) Sound: digital. Digital: audio file.
  • Game of thrones. Medley (5:03)
  • The lord of the rings: the fellowship of the ring. May it be (3:56)
  • Braveheart. For the love of a princess (5:11)
  • Love story. Love story (3:24)
  • Cinema paradiso. Cinema paradiso (3:59)
  • Breakfast at Tiffany's. Moon river (3:13)
  • The Godfather. Love theme (3:54)
  • Titanic. My heart will go on (5:44)
  • Rain man. Theme (4:41)
  • The deer hunter. Cavatina (3:43)
  • Malèna. Malèna (4:10)
  • Schindler's list. Main theme (4:22)
  • Chariots of fire. Titles (3:40)
  • Gladiator. Now we are free (6:03).
xvii, 259 pages ; 23 cm
  • Part 1. "A Perilous Land": defining 'Faërie'
  • Part 2. "Faërie Begins": the nuts and bolts of sub-creation
  • Part 3. "Arresting Strangeness": making it different
  • Part 4. Boiling bones; serving soup.
Devoted to Tolkien, the teller of tales and cocreator of the myths they brush against, these essays focus on his lifelong interest in and engagement with fairy stories, the special world that he called faerie, a world they both create and inhabit, and with the elements that make that world the special place it is. They cover a range of subjects, from The Hobbit to The Lord of the Rings and their place within the legendarium he called the Silmarillion to shorter works like " The Story of Kullervo" and "Smith of Wootton Major."From the pen of eminent Tolkien scholar Verlyn Flieger, the individual essays in this collection were written over a span of twenty years, each written to t the parameters of a conference, an anthol- ogy, or both. They are revised slightly from their original versions to eliminate repetition and bring them up to date. Grouped loosely by theme, they present an unpatterned mosaic, depicting topics from myth to truth, from social manners to moral behavior, from textual history to the microparticles of Middle-earth.Together these essays present a complete picture of a man as complicated as the books that bear his name an independent and unorthodox thinker who was both a believer and a doubter able to maintain conflicting ideas in tension, a teller of tales both romantic and bitter, hopeful and pessimistic, in equal parts tragic and comedic. A man whose work does not seek for right or wrong answers so much as a way to accommodate both; a man of antitheses.Scholars of fantasy literature generally and of Tolkien particularly will find much of value in this insightful collection by a seasoned explorer of Tolkien's world of faerie.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781606353080 20180213
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
xii, 270 pages ; 22 cm.
  • 1 â Introduction.-2 Queer Tolkien: A Bibliographical Essay on Tolkien and Alterity.-3 Race in Tolkien Studies: A Bibliographic Essay.-4 Revising Lobelia.-5 Medieval Organicism or Modern Feminist Science.-6 Cinema, Sexuality, Mechanical Reproduction: Peter Jackson's Saruman.-7 Saruman's Sodomitic Resonances: Alain de Lille's De Planctu Naturae and J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.-8 Cruising Fairies: Queer Desire in Gilles, Niggle, and Smith.-9 Language and Alterity in Tolkien and Levinas.-10 The Orcs and the Others: Familiarity as Estrangement in The Lord of the Rings.-11 Silmarils and Obsession: The Undoing of Feanor.-12 The Other as Kolbitr: Tolkien's Faramir and Eowyn as Alfred and AEthelflaed.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319610177 20180115
This exciting collection of essays explores the role of the Other in Tolkien's fiction, his life, and the pertinent criticism. It critically examines issues of gender, sexuality, race and ethnicity, language, and identity in The Lord of the Rings, The Silmarillion, and lesser-known works by Tolkien. The chapters consider characters such as Lobelia Sackville-Baggins, Saruman, Eowyn, and the Orcs as well as discussions of how language and identity function in the source texts. The analysis of Tolkien's work is set against an examination of his life, personal writing, and beliefs. Each essay takes as its central position the idea that how Tolkien responds to that which is different, to that which is "Other, " serves as a register of his ethics and moral philosophy. In the aggregate, they provide evidence of Tolkien's acceptance of alterity.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319610177 20180115
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