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The Liverpool Companion to World Science Fiction Film

Sonja Fritzsche

Abstract

The Liverpool Companion to World Science Fiction Film offers critical insights into science fiction far beyond the more common Anglo-American narratives. The collection contains fourteen chapters written by specialists from around the world. Contributors take either a national or transnational approach, and stretch the geographic and conceptual boundaries of science fiction cinema. Recurrent themes include genre discussions, engagement with Hollywood, and the international subgenre of science fiction parody. Chapters contain a variety of perspectives and styles: from gender and race studies, t ... More

Keywords: post-colonialism, genre, influence of Hollywood, science fiction film, eco-criticism, science fiction comedy, gender

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9781781380383
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9781781380383.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sonja Fritzsche, editor
Illinois Wesleyan University

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Introduction

Sonja Fritzsche

Part I Africa

Part II Asia

3. Indian Science Fiction Cinema: An Overview

Jessica Langer and Dominic Alessio

4. On the Monstrous Planet, Or How Godzilla Took a Roman Holiday

Takayuki Tatsumi Translated by Seth Jacobowitz

Part III Europe

Part IV North America

Part V South America

Part VI Digital Cinema