May 4, 2017

"More Powerful Than You Can Possibly Imagine": Star Wars and the Academy @PacificStand

Max Ufberg notes (in an article dated December 17, 2015) that more than a thousand (more or less) academic articles have come out on the subject of Star Wars. He gives a few examples, but a quick Google Scholar search turns up many more intriguing titles. Scholars (and publishers) show no sign of abandoning their interest in the franchise, or the ideas the films pose. After all, it's reboot time.

Here are some.

Jeanne Cavelos, The Science of Star Wars (St. Martin's Press, 1999).

Andrew Gordon, "Star Wars": A Myth For Our Time, 6 Literature/Film Quarterly 314 (Fall 1978).

Mary S. Henderson, Star Wars: The Magic of Myth (Bantam Books, 1997) (Exhibition catalog).

Nick Jamilla, Sword Fighting in the Star Wars Universe (McFarland, 2008).

Martin Miller and Robert Sprich, The Appeals of "Star Wars": An Archetypal-Psychoanalytic View, 38 American Imago 203 (Summer 1981).

Elana Shefrin, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Participatory Fandom: Mapping New Congruencies Between the Internet and Media Entertainment Culture, 21 Critical Studies in Media Communications 261 (2004).

Star Wars and Philosophy: More Powerful Than You Can Possibly Imagine (Kevin S. Decker and Jason T. Eberl, eds., Open Court Publishing, 2005).

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