The A Zs of Worldbuilding

In The A-Zs of Worldbuilding, that 'what if' process is broken down into 26 themed chapters, covering topics ranging from architecture to zoology.

Author: Rebekah Loper


ISBN: 0692850554


Page: 252

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Worldbuilding is the ultimate act of creation for speculative fiction writers, but how exactly do you worldbuild? You ask 'what if' and use each answer as a springboard to more questions and answers about your fictional world. In The A-Zs of Worldbuilding, that 'what if' process is broken down into 26 themed chapters, covering topics ranging from architecture to zoology. Each chapter includes a corresponding set of guided exercises to help you find the 'what if' questions relevant to your story's world. Fair warning, though: worldbuilding is addictive. Once you get started, you might never put your pen down again.

World Building in Spanish and English Spoken Narratives

... 149 categories of 18 Tanz's categories of 19 spatial verbs 154–8 spatial world building 184–6 demonstratives 143–9 spatial adverbs 149–54 spatial verbs ...

Author: Jane Lugea

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474282475

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Text World Theory is a powerful framework for discourse analysis that, thus far, has only been used in monolingual Anglophone stylistic analyses. This work adapts Text World Theory for the analysis of Spanish discourse, and in doing so suggests some improvements to the way in which it deals with discourse - in particular, with direct speech and conditional expressions. Furthermore, it applies Text World Theory in a novel way, searching not for style in language, but for the style of a language. Focusing principally on deixis and modality, the author examines whether Spanish speakers and English speakers construct the narrative text-world in any patterned ways. To do so, the 'frog story' methodology is employed, eliciting spoken narratives from native adult speakers of both languages by means of a children's picture book. These narratives are transcribed and subjected to a qualitative text-world analysis, which is supported with a quantitative corpus analysis. The results reveal contrasts in Spanish and English speakers' use of modality and deixis in building the same narrative text-world, and are relevant to scholars working in language typology, cross-cultural pragmatics and translation studies. These novel applications of the Text World Theory push the boundaries of stylistics in new directions, broadening the focus from monolingual texts to languages at large.

World Building and the Early Modern Imagination

Soon after Paez's death , an Indian secular priest employed as Afonso Méndes's chaplain , Manuel Magro , landed in Ethiopia . Upon observing the existence ...

Author: A. Kavey

Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan

ISBN: IND:30000127726978

Category: History

Page: 270

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From British attempts on the stage and page to reinvent the world order with their island at the center to the Jesuit Athanasius Kircher’s museum that strove to make the invisible visible, the early modern period was rife with attempts to reimagine the world and the human place within it. This volume looks at natural philosophers, playwrights, historians, and other figures in the period 1500-1700 as a means of accessing the plethora of world models that circulated in Europe during this era. Contributors to this volume ask what motivated institutions and individuals to engage in world-building, examining its cultural utility and the reception these new worlds received. Close textual and visual analysis provide the foundation for the book, and the array of sources illustrates the rich tapestry of ideas, anxieties, and enthusiasms that served as the basis for world-building. Only through investigating imagined worlds as closely as scholars have examined “real” Renaissance landscapes can we hope to understand the intellectual and cultural reassessments that characterized this period, and the critical importance of imagination and belief in its intellectual landscape.

John Fowles

... in the project of exposing to our view the structure of fictional worlds and the process of worldbuilding – in the case of Reisz's and Pinter's film, ...

Author: James Acheson

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137319364

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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John Fowles (1926-2005) has the distinction of being both a best-selling novelist and one whose work has earned the respect of academic critics. This vibrant collection of original essays sheds new critical light on all of Fowles's writings, with a special focus on The French Lieutenant's Woman as the most widely studied of his works. The stellar cast of contributors offers an outstanding range of expertise on Fowles, providing fresh reassessments and new perspectives on his fiction and non-fiction.

Despicable Deadpool

3 || || § | Ş o =><13 N % N N V 7. \ - z \ - | - No. % 2. o * A (Ps r w N Y" N * * O - Z S “A marvel of pacing, humor and world-building beyond your typical.

Author: Gerry Duggan

Publisher: Marvel Entertainment

ISBN: 9781302510725

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 136

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Collects Despicable Deadpool #287-300 and the second set of Deadpool Secret Comic Variants. His days as a hero are over — now Deadpool is despicable! And what could be more despicable than killing Cable?! That’s right, Wade Wilson is out to prove himself a merciless merc by offing his best friend! But that’s not the only item on his evil agenda! Deadpool has a lot of unfinished business, and he’s determined to take care of it all before well, before anything bad happens. Revenge on Hydra’s “Stevil Rogers”? Check. Settling things with Rogue? Check. Then there’s Madcap to deal with and — wait, is Deadpool seriously going to take out Apocalypse?! This is starting to sound a bit like a bucket list. Plus: A bonus Deadpool tale from the past, previously only read by obsessive variant-cover collectors!

Ancient Rhetorics and Digital Networks

Much as Isocrates's character was indicative not just of his personal thought but of his education and of his role in the polis, Violentacrez's character ...

Author: Michele Kennerly

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817359041

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 328

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An examination of two seemingly incongruous areas of study: classical models of argumentation and modern modes of digital communication What can ancient rhetorical theory possibly tell us about the role of new digital media technologies in contemporary public culture? Some central issues we currently deal with—making sense of information abundance, persuading others in our social network, navigating new media ecologies, and shaping broader cultural currents—also pressed upon the ancients. Ancient Rhetorics and Digital Networks makes this connection explicit, reexamining key figures, texts, concepts, and sensibilities from ancient rhetoric in light of the glow of digital networks, or, ordered conversely, surveying the angles and tangles of digital networks from viewpoints afforded by ancient rhetoric. By providing an orientation grounded in ancient rhetorics, this collection simultaneously historicizes contemporary developments and reenergizes ancient rhetorical vocabularies. Contributors engage with a variety of digital phenomena including remix, big data, identity and anonymity, memes and virals, visual images, decorum, and networking. Taken together, the essays in Ancient Rhetorics and Digital Networks help us to understand and navigate some of the fundamental communicative issues we deal with today.

Transmedia in Asia and the Pacific

... Freeman and Velásquez's 2019 edited collection Transmedia Archaeology in Latin ... World Building: Transmedia, Fans, Industries (Boni 2017) adopts both ...

Author: Filippo Gilardi

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811578571

Category: Communication

Page: 349

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This book examines transmedia practices in the Asia and Pacific region. Transmedia is a form of storytelling where multiple platforms are used to tell a common story. This is normally used to tell complex fictional stories--Star Wars--, to cover complex events--2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi--, or to involve a big audience such as in the case of advertisements--Coca-Cola-Happiness Factory "Open Happiness". This volume explores the current status of the transmedia phenomenon and its specific characteristics in countries from the Asia and Pacific Region through diverse case studies. It provides a key resource for scholars and educators in the Asia Pacific and beyond, who seek diverse examples with which to improve understanding of the Transmedia phenomenon and the inclusiveness of media and communication curricula.

Rhetorics of Fantasy

... but the effect is to immerse us for a moment in Vetriz's worldview, and to make of the event an emotional experience, without the direct description of ...

Author: Farah Mendlesohn

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819573919

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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Transcending arguments over the definition of fantasy literature, Rhetorics of Fantasy introduces a provocative new system of classification for the genre. Utilizing nearly two hundred examples of modern fantasy, author Farah Mendlesohn uses this system to explore how fiction writers construct their fantastic worlds. Mendlesohn posits four categories of fantasy—portal-quest, immersive, intrusion, and liminal—that arise out of the relationship of the protagonist to the fantasy world. Using these sets, Mendlesohn argues that the author’s stylistic decisions are then shaped by the inescapably political demands of the category in which they choose to write. Each chapter covers at least twenty books in detail, ranging from nineteenth-century fantasy and horror to extensive coverage of some of the best books in the contemporary field. Offering a wide-ranging discussion and penetrating comparative analysis, Rhetorics of Fantasy will excite fans and provide a wealth of material for scholarly and classroom discussion. Includes discussion of works by over 100 authors, including Lloyd Alexander, Peter Beagle, Marion Zimmer Bradley, John Crowley, Stephen R. Donaldson, Stephen King, C. S. Lewis, Gregory Maguire, Robin McKinley, China Miéville, Suniti Namjoshi, Philip Pullman, J. K. Rowling, Sheri S. Tepper, J. R. R. Tolkien, Tad Williams

Josephus in Modern Jewish Culture

Graetz's insistence on historical criticism as the singularly acceptable ... and wielded the tremendous worldbuilding potential of biblical exegesis.

Author: Andrea Schatz

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004393097

Category: Religion

Page: 372

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Josephus in Modern Jewish Culture offers pioneering studies of the intense and varied reception of the historian’s work in scholarship, religious and political debates, and in literary texts, from seventeenth-century Amsterdam to the “trials” of Josephus in the twentieth century.

Digital Zombies Undead Stories

... 27 World War Z's movement around an apocalyptic globe from safe space to safe space as each is inexorably overwhelmed by zombies, 28 or the appearance, ...

Author: Lawrence May

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501363535

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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Through analysis of three case study videogames – Left 4 Dead 2, DayZ and Minecraft – and their online player communities, Digital Zombies, Undead Stories develops a framework for understanding how collective gameplay generates experiences of narrative, as well as the narrative dimensions of players' creative activity on social media platforms. Narrative emergence is addressed as a powerful form of player experience in multiplayer games, one which makes individual games' boundaries and meanings fluid and negotiable by players. The phenomenon is also shown to be recursive in nature, shaping individual and collective understandings of videogame texts over time. Digital Zombies, Undead Stories focuses on games featuring zombies as central antagonists. The recurrent figure of the videogame zombie, which mediates between chaos and rule-driven predictability, serves as both metaphor and mascot for narrative emergence. This book argues that in the zombie genre, emergent experiences are at the heart of narrative experiences for players, and more broadly demonstrates the potential for the phenomenon to be understood as a fundamental part of everyday play experiences across genres.

Misogynoir Transformed

... and Bre- Z's Coop on All American (2010– present) have Black love interests, ... AM 6/16/21 11:47 AM Web Show Worldbuilding Mitigates Misogynoir | 111.

Author: Moya Bailey

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9781479865109

Category: Social Science

Page: 248

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"This book uses the Twitter, YouTube, and Tumblr productions of Black women as evidence that negative ideas about Black women can be transformed. Misogynoir describes the uniquely co-constitutive racialized and sexist violence that befalls Black women"--

Agile Processes in Software Engineering and Extreme Programming

Also, the contractor working with the team developed code using some agile practices, which we thought might influence Project Z's adoption of ...

Author: Pekka Abrahamsson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540682554

Category: Computers

Page: 258

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The XP conference series established in 2000 was the first conference dedicated to agile processes in software engineering. The idea of the conference is to offer a unique setting for advancing the state of the art in the research and practice of agile processes. This year’s conference was the ninth consecutive edition of this international event. The conference has grown to be the largest conference on agile software development outside North America. The XP conference enjoys being one of those conferences that truly brings practitioners and academics together. About 70% of XP participants come from industry and the number of academics has grown steadily over the years. XP is more of an experience rather than a regular conference. It offers several different ways to interact and strives to create a truly collaborative environment where new ideas and exciting findings can be presented and shared. For example, this year’s open space session, which was “a conference within a conference”, was larger than ever before. Agile software development is a unique phenomenon from several perspectives.

Transamerican Sentimentalism and Nineteenth Century US Literary History

Sentimentalism's extended hemispheric engagement augments Kirsten Silva Gruesz's account of the author / translator as cultural ambassador .

Author: Maria Windell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198862338

Category: History

Page: 304

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Sentimentalism is usually studied through US-British relations after the American Revolution or in connection to national reforms like the abolitionist movement. Transamerican Sentimentalism and Nineteenth-Century US Literary History instead argues that African American, Native American, Latinx, and Anglo American women writers also used sentimentalism to construct narratives that reframed or countered the violence dominating the nineteenth-century Americas, including the Haitian Revolution, Indian Removal, the US-Mexican War, and Cuba's independence wars. By tracking the transformation of sentimentalism as the US reacted to, enacted, and intervened in conflict Transamerican Sentimentalism and Nineteenth-Century US Literary History demonstrates how marginalized writers negotiated hemispheric encounters amidst the gendered, racialized, and cultural violence of the nineteenth-century Americas. It remaps sentiment's familiar transatlantic and national scholarly frameworks through authors such as Leonora Sansay and Mary Peabody Mann, and considers how authors including John Rollin Ridge, John S. and Harriet Jacobs, Mar�a Amparo Ruiz de Burton, Victor S�jour, and Martin R. Delany adapted the mode. Transamerican sentimentalism cannot unseat the violence of the nineteenth-century Americas, but it does produce other potential outcomes-including new paradigms for understanding the coquette, a locally successful informal diplomacy, and motivations for violent slave revolt. Such transformations mark not sentiment's failures or distortions, but its adaptive attempts to survive and thrive.

New Realism

... while François Penz's 'rhythmanalysis' of Exhibition, following on from ... I want to reflect briefly on Daniel Yacavone's work on 'world building' in ...

Author: Forrest David Forrest

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474413046

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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The tradition of British realism has changed dramatically over the last 20 years, where films by directors such as Duane Hopkins, Joanna Hogg, Andrea Arnold, Shane Meadows and Clio Barnard have suggested a markedly poetic turn. This new realism rejects the instrumentalism and didacticism of filmmakers like Ken Loach in favour of lyrical and often ambiguous encounters with place, where the physical processes of lived experience interacts with the rhythms of everyday life. Taking these 5 filmmakers as case studies, this book seeks to explore in depth this new tradition of British cinema - and in the process, it reignites debates over realism that have concerned scholars for decades.

The Sound of Things to Come

In both Metropolis (restored with lost footage and synchronized to Gottfried Huppertz's original complete score) and Things to Come, moments of sonic ...

Author: Trace Reddell

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9781452957364

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 448

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A groundbreaking approach to sound in sci-fi films offers new ways of construing both sonic innovation and science fiction cinema Including original readings of classics like The Day the Earth Stood Still, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Star Wars, and Blade Runner, The Sound of Things to Come delivers a comprehensive history of sound in science fiction cinema. Approaching movies as sound objects that combine cinematic apparatus and consciousness, Trace Reddell presents a new theory of sonic innovation in the science fiction film. Reddell assembles a staggering array of movies from sixty years of film history—including classics, blockbusters, B-movies, and documentaries from the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Japan, and the Soviet Union—all in service to his powerful conception of sound making as a speculative activity in its own right. Reddell recasts debates about noise and music, while arguing that sound in the science fiction film provides a medium for alien, unknown, and posthuman sound objects that transform what and how we hear. Avoiding genre criticism’s tendency to obsess over utopias, The Sound of Things to Come draws on film theory, sound studies, and philosophies of technology to advance conversations about the avant-garde, while also opening up opportunities to examine cinematic sounds beyond the screen.

The Catholic Calumet

Allouez's apparent model is in Reuben Gold Thwaites, ed., ... 1999), 1–42; Robert W. Hefner, “Introduction: World Building and the Rationality of Conversion ...

Author: Tracy Neal Leavelle

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9780812207040

Category: History

Page: 264

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In 1730 a delegation of Illinois Indians arrived in the French colonial capital of New Orleans. An Illinois leader presented two ceremonial pipes, or calumets, to the governor. One calumet represented the diplomatic alliance between the two men and the other symbolized their shared attachment to Catholicism. The priest who documented this exchange also reported with excitement how the Illinois recited prayers and sang hymns in their Native language, a display that astonished the residents of New Orleans. The "Catholic" calumet and the Native-language prayers and hymns were the product of long encounters between the Illinois and Jesuit missionaries, men who were themselves transformed by these sometimes intense spiritual experiences. The conversions of people, communities, and cultural practices that led to this dramatic episode all occurred in a rapidly evolving and always contested colonial context. In The Catholic Calumet, historian Tracy Neal Leavelle examines interactions between Jesuits and Algonquian-speaking peoples of the upper Great Lakes and Illinois country, including the Illinois and Ottawas, in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Leavelle abandons singular definitions of conversion that depend on the idealized elevation of colonial subjects from "savages" to "Christians" for more dynamic concepts that explain the changes that all participants experienced. A series of thematic chapters on topics such as myth and historical memory, understandings of human nature, the creation of colonial landscapes, translation of religious texts into Native languages, and the influence of gender and generational differences demonstrates that these encounters resulted in the emergence of complicated and unstable cross-cultural religious practices that opened new spaces for cultural creativity and mutual adaptation.

Back Issue 115

How did Levitz's collaboration with Ditko on Starman differ from their partnership on Stalker some years before? “Well, I hope I had learned a fair amount ...

Author: Michael Eury

Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing


Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 80

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Back Issue #115 blasts off with Sci-Fi Superheroes! In-depth looks at JIM STARLIN’s Dreadstar and Company, and the dystopian lawman Judge Dredd. Also: Nova, GERRY CONWAY & MIKE VOSBURG’s Starman, PAUL LEVITZ & STEVE DITKO’s Starman, WALTER SIMONSON’s Justice Peace (from the pages of Thor), and GREG POTTER & GENE COLAN’s Jemm, Son of Saturn. Featuring MARK BAGLEY, BRIAN BOLLAND, PETER DAVID, TOM DeFALCO, IAN GIBSON, ERIK LARSEN, CHRIS MARRINAN, FABIAN NICIEZA, JOHN WAGNER, and more. Dreadstar and Company cover by Starlin and ALAN WEISS. Edited by MICHAEL EURY.

Intelligent Buildings An Introduction

Clements-Croome, D.J., Awbi, H.B., Bako Biro, Zs., Kochhar, N. and Williams, ... In: CIB World Building Congress, 18–22 May 1992, Montreal, Canada.

Author: Derek Clements-Croome

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135008376

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 232

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This book introduces the concept of Intelligent Buildings to the wider construction community. Edited by the Father of Intelligent Buildings, Derek Clements-Croome, the book explains that intelligent buildings should be sustainable, healthy, technologically aware, meet the needs of occupants and business, and should be flexible and adaptable to deal with change. This means the processes of planning, design, construction, commissioning and facilities management including post-occupancy evaluation are all important. Buildings comprise many systems devised by many people and yet the relationship between buildings and people can only work satisfactorily if there is an integrated team with a holistic vision.


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ISBN: UCBK:C034094932

Category: Geology


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Power and the Engineer

... WORLD BUILDING . in a general way will be welcome . orative efficiency divided by the time since a ... There Blatz's Boiler Compound Feeder .



ISBN: UIUC:30112007936898

Category: Machinery


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