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Author Alton, Anne Hiebert.

Title Discworld and the disciplines [Axis 360 electronic resource] : critical approaches to the Terry Pratchett works / edited by Anne Hiebert Alton and William C. Spruiell.

Imprint Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, c2014.
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Description 1 online resource.
Series Critical explorations in science fiction and fantasy ; 45
Critical explorations in science fiction and fantasy ; 45.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cover; Table of Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction (Anne Hiebert Alton and William C. Spruiell); A Note on the Text; The Wee Free Men: Politics and the Art of Noise (Roderick McGillis); Coloring in Octarine: Visual Semiotics and Discworld (Anne Hiebert Alton); Tell It Slant: Of Gods, Philosophy and Politics in Terry Pratchett's Discworld (Gray Kochhar-Lindgren); The Watchman and the Hippopotamus: Art, Play and Otherness in Thud! (Caroline Webb); Counting Dangerous Beans: Pratchett, Style and the Utility of Premodified Bits (William C. Spruiell)
Debugging the Mind: The Rhetoric of Humor and the Poetics of Fantasy (Gideon Haberkorn)Primary Bibliography of Terry Pratchett's Works Published in English; Annotated Critical Bibliography; About the Contributors; Index
Summary This collection of new critical 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 ""monstrous Regiment of Women."" The volume also includes an annotated bibliography of critical sources. The essays provide new critical perspectives on Pratch.
Subject Pratchett, Terry -- Criticism and interpretation.
Discworld (Imaginary place)
Genre Electronic books.
Added Author Spruiell, William C.
Palumbo, Donald E.
Baker & Taylor Axis 360
Other Form: Print version: Alton, Anne Hiebert. Discworld and the Disciplines. Jefferson : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, 2014 9780786474646
ISBN 9781476616018 (electronic bk.)
1476616019 (electronic bk.)
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