Critical perspectives on Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials: essays on the novels, the film and the stage productions

BARFIELD, Steven and COX, Katharine, eds. (2011). Critical perspectives on Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials: essays on the novels, the film and the stage productions. Jefferson, McFarland.

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    Abstract

    Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials stands as a landmark in fantasy literature. Comprised of the novels The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass, the award-winning epic trilogy has been adapted for radio, stage, and film in both Britain and the United States, though it remains controversial for its negative depiction of religion. Herein, scholars from various literary, philosophical, and theatrical fields explore His Dark Materials, addressing numerous topics relevant to reading, studying and understanding the work, including its basis in Milton’s Paradise Lost; the influence of science fiction on the series; issues of social class, religion, sexuality, and gender; postcolonial perspectives; and recent stage productions.

    Item Type: Edited Book
    Research Institute, Centre or Group - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Humanities Research Centre
    Departments - Does NOT include content added after October 2018: Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities > Department of Humanities
    Depositing User: Katharine Cox
    Date Deposited: 23 May 2018 12:57
    Last Modified: 18 Mar 2021 12:51
    URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/21273

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