Unlocking the Meaning of Lost, 2E

Unlocking the Meaning of Lost, 2E

by Lynnette Porter, David Lavery



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781402209178
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Publication date: 04/01/2007
Edition description: Revised
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Lynnette R. Porter has authored or coauthored six books, including Unsung Heroes of The Lord of the Rings: From the Page to the Screen, a literary and film criticism of J. R. R. Tolkien's characters. She has presented more than one hundred fifty conference papers before the Popular Culture Association, Popular Culture Association in the South, Tolkien Society, Society for Technical Communication, and other professional associations in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. She also speaks at fan-related conferences such as the One Ring Celebration and Fellowship Festival. She teaches at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

David Lavery teaches at Middle Tennessee State University. In the Fall of 2006 he will become chair in Film and Television at Brunel University, London. He is the author of over one hundred published essays and reviews and author/editor/coeditor of eleven books, including Reading Deadwood: A Western to Swear By and Reading The Sopranos: Hit TV from HBO in the Reading Contemporary Television Series. He co-edits the e-journal Slayage: The Online International Journal of Buffy Studies and is one of the founding editors of the new journal Critical Studies in Television: Scholarly Studies of Small Screen Fictions.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Introduction: Getting Lost

Part One: Creating Lost
Chapter 1: The Making of Lost

Part Two: The Many Meanings of Lost
Chapter 2: Lost Within and Without
Chapter 3: Finding Lost Meanings

Part Three: Spirituality
Chapter 4: Spiritual Practices on the Island
Chapter 5: Formal Religion as a Way to Unlock Meaning
Chapter 6: Larger Spiritual Concepts

Part Four: The Lost Fandom
Chapter 7: Cult(ivating) a Lost Audience: The Participatory Fan Culture of Lost

Epilogue: Lost in the Future
Appendix A: Character Sketches
Appendix B: Character Connections
Appendix C: Similar Names
Appendix D: Episode Guide
Appendix E: Lost's Awards and Nominations, 2004–2007

Lost Bibliography
Works Cited
About the Authors

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avhacker on LibraryThing 19 days ago
amazing!!!! i just wish it covered all the seaons not just 1 and 2.