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Bringing Light to Twilight

Perspectives on a Pop Culture Phenomenon

Editors: Anatol, G. (Ed.)

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About this book

The essays in this collection use the interpretative lens to interrogate the meanings of Meyer's books, making a compelling case for the cultural relevance of Twilight and providing insights on how we can "read" popular culture to our best advantage.

About the authors

GISELLE LIZA ANATOL is Associate Professor of English at the University of Kansas, USA, and the editor of two previous books, Reading Harry Potter: Critical Essays (Praeger 2003) and Reading Harry Potter Again: New Critical Essays (Praeger 2009). She has published extensively on representations of motherhood in contemporary Caribbean literature, and representations of race and ethnicity in contemporary children's literature.  She has blogged about her research into the Twilight phenomenon for the University of Stirling's web forum, 'The Gothic Imagination.'

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"A timely collection of scholarly essays on Stephanie Meyer s enormously popular Twilight series which, for better or for worse, has fundamentally altered our reading and understanding of vampires . . .a valuable resource for academics and non-academics alike, not only to trace the cultural and literary impact of the Twilight series, but also to help provide clear literary analysis and cultural contextualization." - Franz J. Potter, Associate Professor, National University

"Shattering the notion that Twilight is not worthy of academic study, Bringing Light to Twilight offers diverse array of approaches to the saga from a wide range of disciplines. An illuminating analysis of the series, this anthology is a discerning response to the Twilight phenomenon and a must-read for scholars of popular culture, media studies, and literature." - Natalie Wilson, author of Seduced by Twilight: The Allure and Contradictory Messages of the Popular Saga


Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Anatol, Giselle Liza

    Pages 1-11

  • The Wolf in the Woods: Representations of “Little Red Riding Hood” in Twilight

    Kramar, Margaret

    Pages 15-29

  • Textual Vampirism in the Twilight Saga: Drawing Feminist Life from Jane Eyre and Teen Fantasy Fiction

    Deffenbacher, Kristina (et al.)

    Pages 31-42

  • Serial Experiments in Popular Culture: The Resignification of Gothic Symbology in Anita Blake Vampire Hunter and the Twilight Series

    Veldman-Genz, Carole

    Pages 43-58

  • Twilight, Translated

    Gleed, Kim Allen

    Pages 59-68

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bringing Light to Twilight
Book Subtitle
Perspectives on a Pop Culture Phenomenon
Editors
  • G. Anatol
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Giselle Liza Anatol
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-11924-6
DOI
10.1057/9780230119246
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-11067-0
Softcover ISBN
978-0-230-11068-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 248
Number of Illustrations and Tables
1 b/w illustrations
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