Elizabeth Leane: 5 books

Book cover of Reading Popular Physics

Reading Popular Physics

Disciplinary Skirmishes and Textual Strategies

by Elizabeth Leane
Language: English
Release Date: March 2, 2017

Reading Popular Physics is a valuable contribution to our understanding of the nature and implications of physics popularizations. A literary critic trained in science, Elizabeth Leane treats popular science writing as a distinct and significant genre, focusing particularly on five bestselling books:...
Book cover of South Pole

South Pole

Nature and Culture

by Elizabeth Leane
Language: English
Release Date: April 15, 2016

As one of two points where the Earth’s axis meets its surface, the South Pole should be a precisely defined place. But as Elizabeth Leane shows in this book, conceptually it is a place of paradoxes. An invisible spot on a high, featureless ice plateau, the Pole has no obvious material value, yet...
Book cover of Cinematic Canines

Cinematic Canines

Dogs and Their Work in the Fiction Film

by Adrienne L. McLean, Jeremy Groskopf, James Castonguay
Language: English
Release Date: March 27, 2014

Dogs have been part of motion pictures since the movies began. They have been featured onscreen in various capacities, from any number of “man’s best friends” (Rin Tin Tin, Asta, Toto, Lassie, Benji, Uggie, and many, many more) to the psychotic Cujo. The contributors to Cinematic Canines take...
Book cover of Antarctica in Fiction

Antarctica in Fiction

Imaginative Narratives of the Far South

by Dr Elizabeth Leane
Language: English
Release Date: June 29, 2012

This comprehensive analysis of literary responses to Antarctica examines the rich body of literature that the continent has provoked over the last three centuries, focussing particularly on narrative fiction. Novelists as diverse as Edgar Allan Poe, James Fenimore Cooper, Jules Verne, H. P. Lovecraft,...
Book cover of Sexualities and Irish Society
by Máire Leane, Elizabeth Kiely
Language: English
Release Date: January 13, 2014

In Ireland, recent social, cultural and political changes combined with globalisation, commercialisation and new technologies have re-shaped how we understand and think about sexuality. There is now a multiplicity of ways in which individuals can experience their sexuality, negotiate their sexual...
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