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The Resource A quest of her own : essays on the female hero in modern fantasy, edited by Lori M. Campbell

A quest of her own : essays on the female hero in modern fantasy, edited by Lori M. Campbell

Label
A quest of her own : essays on the female hero in modern fantasy
Title
A quest of her own
Title remainder
essays on the female hero in modern fantasy
Statement of responsibility
edited by Lori M. Campbell
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The essays seek to define the unique qualities of female heroism in literary fantasy from 1950s through the present and provide a multi-faceted view of an important fantasy character type who begins to demonstrate a significant presence only in the latter 20th century. The essays contribute to the empowerment and development of the female hero"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
809.3/8766
Index
index present
LC call number
PN3435
LC item number
.Q47 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Campbell, Lori M.
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  • Fantasy fiction, English
  • Fantasy fiction, American
  • Women heroes in literature
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Fantasy fiction, American
  • Fantasy fiction, English
  • Women heroes in literature
Label
A quest of her own : essays on the female hero in modern fantasy, edited by Lori M. Campbell
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover -- Acknowledgments -- Table of Contents -- Preface -- Introduction (Lori M. Campbell) -- I. Pathfinders: Empowered Women from Romance and Folktale to the Birth of Modern Fantasy -- Strategic Silences: Voiceless Heroes in Fairy Tales (Jeana Jorgensen) -- Neglected Yet Noble: Nyneve and Female Heroism in Thomas Malory's Le Morte Darthur (Kristin Bovaird-Abbo) -- "Radiant and terrible": Tolkien's Heroic Women as Correctives to the Romance and Epic Traditions (Jack M. Downs) -- Female Valor Without Renown: Memory, Mourning and Loss at the Center of Middle-earth (Sarah Workman) -- II. Underestimated Overachievers: Unlikely and Unstoppable Female Heroes -- "Weak as woman's magic": Empowering Care Work in Ursula Le Guin's Tehanu (Erin Wyble Newcomb) -- "Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky": Neil Gaiman's Extraordinarily Ordinary Coraline (Melissa Wehler) -- Dancing with the Public: Alethea Kontis's Enchanted, Rachel Hartman's Seraphina and Marissa Meyer's Cinder (Casey A. Cothran) -- "This huntress who delights in arrows": The Female Archer in Children's Fiction (Zoe Jaques) -- III. Show-Stealers: Heroic Female Sidekicks and Helpers -- Sublime Shape-Shifters and Uncanny Other-Selves: Identity and Multiplicity in Diana Wynne Jones's Female Heroes (Apolline Lucyk) -- A New Kind of Hero: A Song of Ice and Fire's Brienne of Tarth (John H. Cameron) -- And Her Will Be Done: The Girls Trump the Boys in The Keys to the Kingdom and Abhorsen Series by Garth Nix (Lori M. Campbell) -- IV. Unwilling Do-Gooders: Villains and Villain-Heroes -- The Problem of Mrs. Coulter: Vetting the Female Villain-Hero in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials (Amanda M. Greenwell) -- "All little girls are terrible": Maud as Anti-Villain in Catherynne M. Valente's The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Jill Marie Treftz)
  • The Unbreakable Vow: Maternal Impulses and Narcissa Malfoy's Transformation from Villain to Hero in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter Series (Sarah Margaret Kniesler) -- Conclusion (Lori M. Campbell) -- About the Contributors -- Index
Control code
881627712
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476617633
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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  • 618560
  • 2315948e-d7e2-4d42-859e-3597fed76eac
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)881627712
Label
A quest of her own : essays on the female hero in modern fantasy, edited by Lori M. Campbell
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover -- Acknowledgments -- Table of Contents -- Preface -- Introduction (Lori M. Campbell) -- I. Pathfinders: Empowered Women from Romance and Folktale to the Birth of Modern Fantasy -- Strategic Silences: Voiceless Heroes in Fairy Tales (Jeana Jorgensen) -- Neglected Yet Noble: Nyneve and Female Heroism in Thomas Malory's Le Morte Darthur (Kristin Bovaird-Abbo) -- "Radiant and terrible": Tolkien's Heroic Women as Correctives to the Romance and Epic Traditions (Jack M. Downs) -- Female Valor Without Renown: Memory, Mourning and Loss at the Center of Middle-earth (Sarah Workman) -- II. Underestimated Overachievers: Unlikely and Unstoppable Female Heroes -- "Weak as woman's magic": Empowering Care Work in Ursula Le Guin's Tehanu (Erin Wyble Newcomb) -- "Be wise. Be brave. Be tricky": Neil Gaiman's Extraordinarily Ordinary Coraline (Melissa Wehler) -- Dancing with the Public: Alethea Kontis's Enchanted, Rachel Hartman's Seraphina and Marissa Meyer's Cinder (Casey A. Cothran) -- "This huntress who delights in arrows": The Female Archer in Children's Fiction (Zoe Jaques) -- III. Show-Stealers: Heroic Female Sidekicks and Helpers -- Sublime Shape-Shifters and Uncanny Other-Selves: Identity and Multiplicity in Diana Wynne Jones's Female Heroes (Apolline Lucyk) -- A New Kind of Hero: A Song of Ice and Fire's Brienne of Tarth (John H. Cameron) -- And Her Will Be Done: The Girls Trump the Boys in The Keys to the Kingdom and Abhorsen Series by Garth Nix (Lori M. Campbell) -- IV. Unwilling Do-Gooders: Villains and Villain-Heroes -- The Problem of Mrs. Coulter: Vetting the Female Villain-Hero in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials (Amanda M. Greenwell) -- "All little girls are terrible": Maud as Anti-Villain in Catherynne M. Valente's The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making (Jill Marie Treftz)
  • The Unbreakable Vow: Maternal Impulses and Narcissa Malfoy's Transformation from Villain to Hero in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter Series (Sarah Margaret Kniesler) -- Conclusion (Lori M. Campbell) -- About the Contributors -- Index
Control code
881627712
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781476617633
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 618560
  • 2315948e-d7e2-4d42-859e-3597fed76eac
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)881627712

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