Discworld and the Disciplines

Discworld and the Disciplines

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This collection of new essays applies a wide range of critical frameworks to the analysis of prolific fantasy author Terry Pratchett's Discworld books. Essays focus on topics such as Pratchett's treatment of noise and silence and their political implications; art as an anodyne for racial conflict; humor and cognitive debugging; visual semiotics; linguistic stylistics and readers' perspectives of word choice; and Derrida and the qmonstrous Regiment of Women.q The volume also includes an annotated bibliography of critical sources. The essays provide fresh perspectives on Pratchett's work, which has stealthily redefined both fantasy and humor for modern audiences.The term seems especially appropriate: the curve (labeled A in the diagram) is traced with a line pinned to the centre of the ... (Thud120) and follows the very basic events of the narrator seeing and hearing a number oftypical (sheep, horses, anbsp;...

Title:Discworld and the Disciplines
Author:Anne Hiebert Alton, William C. Spruiell, Donald E. Palumbo, C.W. Sullivan III
Publisher:McFarland - 2014-04-18


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