The Dark Fantastic Race and the Imagination from Harry

The Dark Fantastic Race and the Imagination from Harry

[PDF / Epub] ☆ The Dark Fantastic Race and the Imagination from Harry Potter to the Hunger Games By Ebony Elizabeth Thomas – Itelemedicine.pro Finalist Creative Nonfiction IGNYTE Award given by FIYACON for BIPOC in Speculative Fiction Finalist 2020 World Fantasy AwardsReveals the diversity crisis in children's and young adult media as not onFinalist Creative Nonfiction IGNYTE Award given by FIYACON for BIPOC in Speculative Fiction Finalist 2020 World Fantasy AwardsReveals the diversity crisis in children's and young adult media as not only a lack of representation but a lack of imagination Stories provide portals into other worlds both real and imagined The promise of escape draws people from all backgrounds to speculative fiction but when people of color seek passageways into the fantastic the doors are often barred This problem lies not only with children's publishing but also with the television and film executives tasked with adapting these stories into a visual world When characters of color do appear they are often marginalized or subjected to violence reinforcing for audiences that not all lives matter The Dark Fantastic is an engaging and provocative exploration of race in popular youth and young adult speculative fiction Grounded in her experiences as YA novelist fanfiction writer and scholar of education Thomas considers four black girl protagonists from some of the most popular stories of the early 21st century Bonnie Bennett from the CW's The Vampire Diaries Rue from Suzanne Collins'sThe Hunger Games Gwen from the BBC's Merlin and Angelina Johnson from JK Rowling's Harry Potter Analyzing their narratives and audience reactions to them reveals how these characters mirror the violence against black and brown people in our own world In response Thomas uncovers and builds upon a tradition of fantasy and radical imagination in Black feminism and Afrofuturism to reveal new possibilities Through fanfiction and other modes of counter storytelling young people of color have reinvisioned fantastic worlds that reflect their own experiences their own lives As Thomas powerfully asserts we dark girls deservebecause we are.

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Finalist Creative Nonfiction IGNYTE Award given by FIYACON for BIPOC in Speculative Fiction Finalist 2020 World Fantasy AwardsReveals the diversity crisis in children's and young adult media as not only a lack of representation but a lack of imagination Stories provide portals into other worlds both real and imagined The promise of escape draws people from all backgrounds to speculative fiction but when people of color seek passageways into the fantastic the doors are often barred This problem lies not only with children's publishing but also with the television and film executives tasked with adapting these stories into a visual world When characters of color do appear they are often marginalized or subjected to violence reinforcing for audiences that not all lives matter The Dark Fantastic is an engaging and provocative exploration of race in popular youth and young adult speculative fiction Grounded in her experiences as YA novelist fanfiction writer and scholar of education Thomas considers four black girl protagonists from some of the most popular stories of the early 21st century Bonnie Bennett from the CW's The Vampire Diaries Rue from Suzanne Collins'sThe Hunger Games Gwen from the BBC's Merlin and Angelina Johnson from JK Rowling's Harry Potter Analyzing their narratives and audience reactions to them reveals how these characters mirror the violence against black and brown people in our own world In response Thomas uncovers and builds upon a tradition of fantasy and radical imagination in Black feminism and Afrofuturism to reveal new possibilities Through fanfiction and other modes of counter storytelling young people of color have reinvisioned fantastic worlds that reflect their own experiences their own lives As Thomas powerfully asserts we dark girls deservebecause we are.

The Dark Fantastic Race and the Imagination from Harry

The Dark Fantastic Race and the Imagination from Harry

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