Beginning with the publication of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in 1950 and concluding with the appearance of The Last Battle in 1956, C. S. Lewis's seven-book series chronicling the adventures of a group of young people in the fictional land of Narnia has become a worldwide classic of children's literature. This stimulating collection of original essays by critics in a wide range of disciplines explores the past place, present status, and future importance of The Chronicles of Narnia. With essays ranging in focus from textual analysis to film and new media adaptations, to implications of war/trauma and race and gender, this cutting-edge New Casebook encourages readers to think about this much-loved series in fresh and exciting ways.
MICHELLE ANN ABATE is Associate Professor of English at Hollins University, USA. LANCE WELDY is Associate Professor of English at Francis Marion University, USA.
Series Editor's Preface Preface Notes on Contributors Introduction; L.Weldy PART I: TEXT AND CONTEXT 'Turkish Delights and Sardines with Tea': Food as Framework for Exploring Nationalism, Gender and Religion in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe; R.Towns Scapegoating and Collective Violence in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; M.Green PART II: APPLICATIONS AND IMPLICATIONS Moving Beyond 'All That Rot': Redeeming Education in The Chronicles of Narnia; K.Dorwick War and the Liminal Space: Situating The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe in the Twentieth-Century Narrative of Trauma and Survival; N.Norris C.S. Lewis's Manifold Mythopoeics: Towards a Reconsideration of Eschatological Time in the Construction of The Chronicles of Narnia; J.M.Sommers PART III: ADAPTATIONS AND MEDIATIONS The Author, the Movie, and the Marketing: The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe and Early Reader Adaptations; R.Brock-Servais & M.B.Prickett The Lion, the Witch and the Wii: Lewis' Theology in the Narnia Video Game; A.Clayton PART IV: CONFLICTS AND CONTROVERSY Lewis and anti-Lewis: On the Influence of The Chronicles of Narnia on His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman; G.Bar-Hillel 'Beautiful Barbarians': Anti-Racism in The Horse and His Boy and Other Chronicles of Narnia; J.Taylor Boy-Girls and Girl-Beasts: The Gender Paradox in C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia; S.Rodriguez Annotated Bibliography Index
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