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Fan Phenomena: Mermaids

Fan Phenomena: Mermaids

EDITED BY MATTHIEU GUITTON

Distributed for Intellect Ltd

150 pages | illustrated in color throughout | 6 1/2 x 9 1/2 | © 2016
Disney’s Princess Ariel would give anything to be “where the people are,” but little does she know there’s an ever-growing fan base of humans dying to be down in the ocean where she is. Movies like theLittle Mermaid and Pirates of the Caribbean have sparked the interest of newer generations of mermaid fans, but our enchantment with these mythical creatures of the sea goes back for centuries.Fan Phenomena: Mermaids takes a deep dive into these fascinations and the cultural creations that mermaids inspire among fans of all ages.

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.

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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

 

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