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Fan Phenomena: Mermaids
Distributed for Intellect Ltd
Mermaids, and merfolk more generally, are everywhere you look. Merfolk devotees march in themed parades and practice mermaid-ing—swimming with a mermaid tail. There’s mermaid fiction and mermaid virtual reality; mermaid art and #mermaid trends. You may not know it, but transgenerational merfolk fan communities stretch around the world—from sea to shining sea. And their popularity is only growing.
In Fan Phenomena: Mermaids, Matthieu Guitton assembles a star-studded cast of scholars and popular culture insiders to decode the mermaid phenomenon. The book explores how merfolk have evolved in popular culture and what it is that grants them their privileged status among fantasy creatures. Illustrated throughout with fan photographs and stills from a plethora of films and TV shows, this new addition to the Fan Phenomena series promises to both fascinate and delight readers—earthbound and ocean-going alike.
A Dimension of Sound: The Music of The Twilight Zone focuses on the use of music within the series and offers multiple readings of the ways in which music is used in the series and offers an understanding of the ways in which music—both original and stock—can be used in an anthology television show, this book focuses not only on the ways in which newly composed scores and stock music were utilized in the series, but also how the music enhances and interacts with what we see and hear onscreen. Available from Pendragon Press: http://www.pendragonpress.com/book.php?id=725
Published by McFarland Books, 2013.