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Harry Potter: Last of the Breed

A Final Golden Age Work to Close the Door on High Empire Kid Lit Troll statue in Scandinavian park Credit: Wikimedia Commons by Tom Durwood Now that we have a bit of distance, we...

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Star Wars and Government

The Heart of the Space-Based Franchise Lies in Civics Alexander Maxwell Editor’s Introduction Without some form of government, we are stuck in Thomas Hobbes’ hellish state of nature, ‘the war of all against all.’...

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Imperialism in the “Tarzan” Franchise

Anna Kozak What the King of the Jungle Reveals About Us   Editor’s Introduction What we call “Tarzan” is a sprawling collection, or mini-industry, of stories. The original Edgar Rice Burroughs adventure novel, “Tarzan...

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Polar Bears and the Real Arctic

ROUGH DRAFT Phillip Pullman, Polar Bears and the Real Arctic R.L. Shields How a Close Reading of History Matters to “His Dark Materials”                        ...

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The Architecture of India

BOOK REVIEW AND AUTHOR INTERVIEW The Architecture of India India: Modern Architecture in History  Skyy, Powai, Mumbai, 2013 (Urban Studio) by Peter Scriver and Amit Srivastava  EDITOR’S INTRODUCTION Architecture is classroom gold. When I...

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The Gothic, Postcolonialism and Otherness

A NEW PERSPECTIVE ON A POWERFUL IDEA The Gothic, Postcolonialism and Otherness GHOSTS FROM ELSEWHERE Tabish Khair Interview by Punyashree Panda The Gothic mansion, home to an enduring fiction genre. From 1979’s “Fall of...