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ECW Press Fall 2011

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    Distributor: Jaguar Book Group Availability: Available Expected Ship Date: Sep 10, 2011 On Sale Date: Oct 01, 2011 Carton Quantity: 42 $16.95 CAD
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Into the Looking Glass
Exploring the Worlds of Fringe
By (author): Sarah Stuart
Sarah Stuart


ECW Press - Toronto



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Paperback , Trade


General Trade
Oct 01, 2011
$16.95 CAD


9in x 6 x 0.55 in | 0.8 lb

Page Count:

232 pages
ECW Press
PERFORMING ARTS / Film / History & Criticism
Film history, theory or criticism

Offering a holistic approach to television criticism, this analytical companion to the popular show Fringe examines the drama’s mythology and unveils its mysteries while exposing significant cultural issues addressed in each episode.

With a strong basis in science fiction, Fringe has all of the archetypal characters and themes of the genre, from the covert mastermind and the mad scientist to dangerous advances in technology, parallel worlds, and man-made monsters. Along with many other post–9/11 television shows aired in the West, Fringe has demonstrated a society’s collective paranoia about foreign invaders, on the one hand, and domestic corruption on the other. It also lays bare the fear of radical advances in technology and urges its viewers to ponder the ethical limitations of science. This guide explores how the show uses these elements to tap into a deeper understanding of the human experience.

Less focused on individual episodes, this book is split into three parts, each discussing a broad element of the narrative experience of the first three seasons of this multilayered show.

Sarah Clarke Stuart teaches composition, literature, and popular culture at the University of North Florida and Florida State College at Jacksonville. She is also the author of Literary Lost: Viewing Television through the Lens of Literature and is an active blogger in the world of science fiction television, and a contributor to Lost University, a special feature of the Lost season 6 Blu-ray.

“Stuart writes with lucid authority on the topic, and her passion for the program is clear from the depth of knowledge and insight she exhibits in her prose. A must-have for fans.” — Scene Magazine

"[Into the Looking Glass] explores the characters and all the major themes of the show flawlessly and in a language that is intelligent, but accessible." — Book Legion

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