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Critical Approaches to Children's Literature
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Terry Pratchett's Narrative Worlds

From Giant Turtles to Small Gods

Editors: Rana, Marion (Ed.)

  • Focuses on Terry Pratchett, so far the subject of relatively little scholarly attention
  • Gives an overview both of Pratchett's work and of criticism to date, and provides a framework for future research
  • Brings together new and established scholars in the field of children's literature
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About this book

This book highlights the multi-dimensionality of the work of British fantasy writer and Discworld creator Terry Pratchett. Taking into account content, political commentary, and literary technique, it explores the impact of Pratchett's work on fantasy writing and genre conventions.With chapters on gender, multiculturalism, secularism, education, and relativism, Section One focuses on different characters’ situatedness within Pratchett’s novels and what this may tell us about the direction of his social, religious and political criticism. Section Two discusses the aesthetic form that this criticism takes, and analyses the post- and meta-modern aspects of Pratchett’s writing, his use of humour, and genre adaptations and deconstructions. This is the ideal collection for any literary and cultural studies scholar, researcher or student interested in fantasy and popular culture in general, and in Terry Pratchett in particular.

About the authors

Marion Rana is a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Bremen, Germany, where she is in charge of a project analysing the negotiation of deafness in children’s literature. She is one of the publishers of interjuli, an international journal for research in children’s literature. Her recent publications deal with disability poetry, the commodification of sexuality in dystopian fiction, as well as categories of simplicity and the use of Young Adult literature in the foreign language classroom.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Shedding the ‘Light Fantastic’ on Terry Pratchett’s Narrative Worlds: An Introduction

    Pages 1-20

    Rana, Marion

  • Be a Witch, Be a Woman: Gendered Characterisation of Terry Pratchett’s Witches

    Pages 23-36

    Nuttall, Alice

  • ‘Not the Most Stable of Creatures’: Female Monstrosity and Gender Negotiations in the Character of Angua von Uberwald

    Pages 37-55

    Rana, Marion

  • ‘There Is No Race So Wretched That There Is Not Something Out There That Cares for Them’: Multiculturalism, Understanding, Empathy and Prejudice in Discworld

    Pages 57-71

    Gibson, Mel

  • And the World Continues to Spin…: Secularism and Demystification in Good Omens

    Pages 73-91

    Scott, Daniel

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eBook $79.99
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Hardcover $99.99
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Softcover $99.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-88408-0
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Terry Pratchett's Narrative Worlds
Book Subtitle
From Giant Turtles to Small Gods
Editors
  • Marion Rana
Series Title
Critical Approaches to Children's Literature
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-67298-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-67298-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-67297-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88408-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 254
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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