The following list includes both popular fiction and academic writing.
Act of Will by A. J. HartleyAct of Will is a boisterous fantasy adventure that introduces us to Will Hawthorne, a medieval actor and playwright who flees the authorities only to find himself inextricably bound to a group of high-minded adventurers on a deadly mission. Will travels with them to a distant land where they are charged with the investigation and defeat of a ruthless army of mystical horsemen, who appear out of the mist leaving death and devastation in their wake. In the course of Will's uneasy alliance with his new protectors, he has to get his pragmatic mind to accept selfless heroism (which he thinks is absurd) and magic (which he doesn't believe in). Will must eventually decide where his loyalties really lie and how much he is prepared to do to stand up for them.
Call Number: PR6108.A787 A65 2009
Publication Date: 2009-03-03
Darwen Arkwright and the Insidious Bleck by A. J. Hartley; Emily Osborne (Illustrator)The second book in the quirky and enchanting Darwen Arkwright series, perfect for fans of The Mysterious Benedict Society! THE WORLD BEYOND THE MIRROR HOLDS MORE SECRETS. . . . Eleven-year-old Darwen Arkwright's life changed forever when he first set foot in Silbrica, the wondrous and magical world beyond the mirror. Now, he and his friends Rich and Alexandra--the Peregrine Pact--must journey to Costa Rica to save a boy who's been stolen by the Insidious Bleck, a giant tentacled creature that leaves destruction in its wake. But what at first seemed to be a single kidnapping turns out to be an elaborate conspiracy that threatens the very future of our world. And this time, old allies can't be trusted, and the danger runs deeper than Darwen could have ever imagined. Kirkus Reviews called the first Darwen book "Brilliant!" and we think you'll agree. It's a completely modern take on the kind of fantasy that has delighted middle-grade readers for generations.
Call Number: LU PZ7.H26385 Dari 2012
Publication Date: 2012-11-21
Darwen Arkwright and the Peregrine Pact by A. J. Hartley; Emily Osborne (Illustrator)11 year old Darwen Arkwright has spent his whole life in a small English town where, despite his best efforts, there was no adventure to be found. Now he is forced to move to America, to live with his aunt in the city of Atlanta, Georgia. Darwen knows things will be different there but what he finds is beyond even his wildest imagination. After following a strange flying creature through the shopping centre, Darwen discovers an enchanting world through the old mirror hanging in his closet, a world that holds as many dangers as it does wonders.
Call Number: LU PZ7.H26385 Dar 2012
Publication Date: 2012-08-30
Darwen Arkwright and the School of Shadows by A. J. Hartley; Emily Osborne (Illustrator)The third book in the quirky and enchanting Darwen Arkwright series, perfect for fans of The Mysterious Benedict Society! THE FIGHT FOR BOTH OUR WORLDS MUST COME TO AN END. Mr. Peregrine has been kidnapped! Now it's up to Darwen, Rich, and Alexandra to rescue him. They'll embark upon a journey that will take them deeper into Silbrica than they've ever gone before, and there, on the other side of the mirror, they'll find the strangest sight of all: an exact replica of Hillside Academy. This is only the first of many connections that Darwen and his friends are about to discover between the human world and the world of Silbrica. And as the connections begin piling up, they'll be forced to confront the most horrifying realization of all: they've been lied to this entire time.
Call Number: LU PZ7.H2639 Dar 2013
Publication Date: 2013-08-01
Firebrand by A. J. HartleyIn A. J. Hartley's newest Steeplejack adventure Firebrand, a dangerous secret, a murder among nobility, and missing immigrants are all in a day's work for amateur sleuth Anglet Sutonga Anglet Sutonga is moving up in the world, helping politician Josiah Willinghouse track down a thief who stole plans for a covert government weapon. Finding him won't be easy, not when the thief has connections to Elitus, the city's most powerful and super-exclusive social club. When someone gets murdered there, things definitely do not get any easier. But more is at stake as the city's recent wave of refugees start to vanish. When Ang connects these two cases, they spark a conflagration of conspiracy which threatens to engulf the city whole. Unless she can stop it. "Richly-drawn with a diverse cast of characters and an unstoppable plot!" - Carrie Ryan, New York Times bestselling author, on Steeplejack
Call Number: LU PZ7.H2639 Fir 2017
Publication Date: 2017-06-06
Guardian by A. J. HartleyIn A. J. Hartley's thrilling and intriguing 19th-century South African-inspired fantasy world, which started with the Thriller Award-winningSteeplejack and continues withGuardian, Anglet Sutonga is a teenage detective fighting in a race against time as her beloved city is pushed to the brink. This is what Ang knows: A dear friend is accused of murdering the Prime Minister of Bar-Selehm. A mysterious but fatal illness is infecting the poor. A fanatical politician seizes power, unleashing a wave of violent repression over the city. This is what Ang must do: Protect her family. Solve a murder. RESIST, no matter what, before it's too late. "Richly-drawn and diverse cast of characters, with an unstoppable plot!" --Carrie Ryan,New York Timesbestselling author "Smart political intrigue wrapped in all the twists and turns of a good detective story."--Kirkus Reviews,starred review "A political, multilayered mystery-thriller with a strong, impressively fierce heroine."--Shelf Awareness, starred review
Call Number: LU PZ7.H26385 Gu 2019
Publication Date: 2019-06-18
Impervious by A. J. HartleyTrina Warren didn't think she was going to be a hero. She thought she was going to go to fourth period, hopefully avoiding any more hassle from the jocks about dropping plates at her waitressing job the night before.
Call Number: PR6108.A787 I47 2020
Publication Date: 2020-04-23
Julius Caesar by Andrew James Hartley (Series edited by); Jim Bulman; Carol Chillington Rutter (Series edited by)Julius Caesar presents a performance history of a controversial play, moving from its 1599 opening all the way into the new millennium with particular emphasis on its twentieth- and twenty-first-century incarnations on stage and screen. The book tracks the play's evolution from being a play about the oratorical skill of noble Romans to its recent manifestations as a dark political thriller. Chapters in this theoretically savvy and global study consider productions such as Orson Welles's groundbreaking examination of European Fascism, Joseph Mankeiwicz's Oscar winning 1953 film, politically complex productions at the Royal Shakespeare Company, and shows from around the world which interrogate their own cultural and educational context as well as pressing contemporary concerns such as the reach of mass media. The result blows the dust off a play sometimes considered old-fashioned, navigates its thorny theatrical qualities and revels in those productions which have so excited audiences.
Call Number: PR2808 .H37 2014
Publication Date: 2014-03-30
Julius Caesar: a Critical Reader by Andrew James Hartley (Editor)This volume offers a practical, accessible and thought-provoking guide to this Roman tragedy, surveying its major themes and critical reception. It also provides a detailed and up-to-date history of the play's performance, beginning with its earliest known staging in 1599, including an analysis of the 2013 film Caesar Must Die starring Italian inmates, and an assessment of why the play is now coming back into vogue on stage. Moving through to four new critical essays, it opens up cutting-edge perspectives on the work, and finishes with a guide to pedagogical approaches by the experienced teacher and leading academic Jeremy Lopez. Detailing web-based and production-related resources, and including an annotated bibliography of critical works, the guide will equip teachers and facilitate students' understanding of this challenging play.
Sekret Machines by Tom DeLonge; A. J. HartleySomewhere between The X-Files and Oliver Stone's JFK, between Zero Dark Thirty and The Manhattan Project, in a world of deception run by the dark suits of Close Encounters, is Sekret Machines. The witnesses are legion, scattered across the world and dotted through history, people who looked up and saw something impossible lighting up the night sky. Among those who know what they've seen, and are forever changed by it, are a soldier, a socialite, a pilot and a prisoner. Featuring actual events and other truths, DeLonge offers a tale that is perhaps all too real.
Call Number: PS3604.E44715 C43 2016
Publication Date: 2016-04-05
Shakespeare and Geek Culture by Andrew James Hartley (Editor); Peter Holland (Editor)From fantasy and sci-fi to graphic novels, from boy scouts to board games, from blockbuster films to the cult of theatre, Shakespeare is everywhere in popular culture. Where there is popular culture there are fans and nerds and geeks. The essays in this collection on Shakespeare and Geek Culture take an innovative approach to the study of Shakespeare's cultural presences, situating his works, his image and his brand to locate and explore the nature of that geekiness that, the authors argue, is a vital but unrecognized feature of the world of those who enjoy and are obsessed by Shakespeare, whether they are scholars, film fans, theatre-goers or members of legions of other groupings in which Shakespeare plays his part.Working at the intersections of a wide range of fields - including fan studies and film analysis, cultural studies and fantasy/sci-fi theory - the authors demonstrate how the particularities of the connection between Shakespeare and geek culture generate new insights into the plays, poems and their larger cultural legacy in the 21st century.
Call Number: PR2976 .S3345 2021
Publication Date: 2020-10-15
Shakespeare and Millennial Fiction by Andrew James Hartley (Editor)How do writers of contemporary fiction incorporate Shakespeare - the man, his work and his cultural legacy? This collection brings together some of the leading voices in the scholarship of Shakespearean adaptation and appropriation to examine the ways in which writers have used literary culture's most prominent historical figure to their own ends since the year 2000. The essays consider the representation of the man himself, the rethinking of his stories - often in pointed defiance of the original - and explorations of the plays radically repositioned in time and space. In the process the collection reveals which versions of Shakespeare are most current in contemporary culture and education, even as they remake them in the terms of the present, often exploiting the new notions of genre, of publishing technologies, and of political identity which have evolved so drastically since the turn of the last century.
Call Number: PN3504 .S53 2018
Publication Date: 2017-11-16
Shakespeare and Political Theatre in Practice by Andrew James HartleyWhat makes a Shakespeare production political? Can Shakespeare's plays ever be truly radical? Revealing the unspoken politics of Shakespeare's plays on stage, Andrew Hartley examines their nature, agenda, limits and potential. In considering key theoretical issues, analysing a wide range of productions, and engaging in a collaborative debate with Professor Ayanna Thompson, Hartley highlights a more consciously political approach to making theatre out of Shakespeare's scripts - and to experiencing it as an audience. Dynamic and provocative, this book is a crucial text for students and theatre practitioners alike.
An in-depth look at the role of the dramaturg in producing Shakespearean plays.
Shakespeare on the University Stage by Andrew James Hartley (Editor)Featuring essays from seventeen international scholars, this exciting new collection is the first sustained study of Shakespeare on the university and college stage. Treating the subject both historically and globally, the essays describe theatrical conditions that fit neither the professional nor the amateur models and show how student performances provide valuable vehicles for artistic construction and intellectual analysis. The book redresses the neglect of this distinctive form of Shakespeare performance, opening up new ways of thinking about the nature and value of university production and its ability to draw unique audiences. Looking at productions across the world - from Asia to Europe and North America - it will interest scholars as well as upper-level students in areas such as Shakespeare studies, performance studies and theatre history.
Call Number: PR3091 .S3666 2015
Publication Date: 2014-12-11
Steeplejack by A. J. HartleyThoughtfully imaginative and action-packed,Steeplejack is New York Times bestselling A. J. Hartley's YA debut set in a 19th-century South African fantasy world 2017 Thriller Awards Winner for Best Young Adult YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults Selection Kirkus Reviews Best Teen Book Booklist Top Ten YA in Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror "A richly realized world, an intensely likable character, and a mystery to die for." -- Cory Doctorow,New York Times-bestselling author Seventeen-year-old Anglet Sutonga lives and works as a steeplejack in Bar-Selehm, a sprawling city known for its great towers, spires, and smokestacks - and even greater social disparities across race and class. Ang's world is turned upside-down when her new apprentice Berrit is murdered the same night that the city's landmark jewel is stolen. Her search for answers behind his death exposes unrest in the streets and powerful enemies. But she also finds help from unexpected friends: a kindhearted savannah herder, a politician's haughty sister, and a savvy newspaper girl. As troubles mount in Bar-Selehm, Ang must discover the truth behind both murder and theft soon - or else watch the city descend into chaos.
Call Number: LU PZ7.H2639 St 2016
Publication Date: 2016-06-14
Tears of the Jaguar by A. J. HartleySix months ago, museum curator Deborah Miller had never heard of Ek Balam, an obscure Mayan archaeological site known for its carved figures. Now here she is, having traded Atlanta's urban jungle for a remote village in Mexico's Yucatan, tasked with overseeing Ek Balam's excavation. But when a sudden rainstorm causes a partial collapse at the site, an unexpected treasure is unearthed: a collection of rough-cut rubies hidden from the world for hundreds of years--and very out-of-place in the Yucatan. It is a find of immeasurable value, one that Deborah vows to protect--and yet is powerless to prevent from being stolen soon after its discovery. Determined to retrieve the stones, she sets out to trace their complex history across four centuries and two continents, from Mexico to northern England where the jewels once played a harrowing role in the Lancashire witch trials of 1612. But Deborah is not the only one searching for the stones; close on her heels are archaeologists, occultists, and one very determined arms dealer, all of whom will stop at nothing, not even murder, to claim the prize for themselves.
Call Number: PR6108.A787 T43 2012
Publication Date: 2012-09-04
What Time Devours by A. J. Hartley; A. HartleyA dead woman. A literary treasure. A dangerous quest. Thomas Knight, the protagonist from On the Fifth Day, returns and is faced with a centuries-old mystery surrounding a long-lostand now pricelessShakespearean play. To find it, Thomas will have to enter a story which drags loss and death after it like one of Shakespeares tragedies, a story bound to time and all it devours.
Call Number: PR6108.A787 W43 2009
Publication Date: 2009-01-06
Will Power by A. J. HartleyWhile on the run from Empire guards, Will Hawthorne and his band of thieves are transported to a mysterious land that none of them recognize or know how to get home from. Turns out that they've landed right in the middle of a battle between goblins and humans. Their human allies are practically storybook counterparts to the rough sorts they knew in Stavis, speaking in high-flown prose, dressed to the height of fashion, and dripping with wealth and social propriety. Will's companions are quite taken by these fine folks, but the Fair Folk are appalled by Will's unorthodoxy.At first Will does whatever he can to try to squirm into their good graces, but just when his efforts are feeling totally futile, he begins to wonder if these too-perfect courtiers and warriors have anything to offer beyond their glamour and their burning hatred of the goblins. But is there any recourse for Will and his friends once it turns out that the humans who are sheltering them may not be on the right side of their eternal conflict?Will Power is a funny and fleet-footed stand-alone fantasy featuring the characters readers grew to love in Act of Will in an all-new adventure about the danger of first impressions.
Science fiction was being written throughout the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, but it underwent a rapid expansion of cultural dissemination and popularity at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth century. This Element explores the ways this explosion in interest in 'scientific romance', that informs today's global science fiction culture, manifests the specific historical exigences of the revolutions in publishing and distribution technology. H. G. Wells, Jules Verne and other science fiction writers embody in their art the advances in material culture that mobilize, reproduce and distribute with new rapidity, determining the cultural logic of twentieth-century science fiction in the process.
The modern marketplace of science fiction, and the relationship between art, culture, and commerce as reflected in works of science fiction, are the concerns of these original essays. The contributors, all of whom are science fiction writers, editors, or critics, offer a wealth of new perspectives and insights on the forces that both drive and hinder creativity and its commodification. Many of the essays look at how the market constrains a writer's aesthetic and financial development, how changing perceptions of the science fiction audience are "distorting the product," how writers can and must persevere against the problems facing them, and how the market, as a literature-generating machine out of control, has both its down- and upsides. Through case studies, other contributors relate science fiction to other forms of "underground" literature, consider the continual cycle of illegitimate art replacing legitimate art, look at young readers of science fiction, chart the rising and falling "stock" of science fiction writers' reputations, and consider the influence of editors on a writer's work. Finally, in looking at science fiction and market realities in other countries and other media, the contributors examine American and British science fiction in the context of the two countries' different histories and market conditions, Russian science fiction and the collapse of the Soviet Union, independent and mass-market science fiction film and video, the opening up of the comic book market, and interactive computer games.
Introduction to Contemporary Print Cultureexamines the role of the book in the modern world. It considers the book's deeply intertwined relationships with other media through ownership, copyright and adaptation, the constantly shifting roles of authors, publishers and readers in the digital ecosystem, and the merging of print and digital technologies in contemporary understandings of the book object. Divided into three parts, the book first introduces students to various theories and methods for understanding print culture, demonstrating how the study of the book has grown out of longstanding academic disciplines. The second part surveys key sectors of the contemporary book world -- from independent and alternative publishers, to editors, booksellers, and libraries - focusing on topical debates. In the final part, digital technologies take centre stage as eBook regimes and mass-digitisation projects are examined for what they reveal about information power and access in the twenty-first century. This book provides a fascinating and informative introduction for students of all levels in publishing studies, book history, literature and English, media, communication and cultural studies, cultural sociology, librarianship and archival studies, and digital humanities.
As words and stories are increasingly disseminated through digital means, the significance of the book as object--whether pristine collectible or battered relic--is growing as well. "Unpacking My Library: Writers and Their Books" spotlights the personal libraries of thirteen favorite novelists who share their collections with readers. Stunning photographs provide full views of the libraries and close-ups of individual volumes: first editions, worn textbooks, pristine hardcovers, and childhood companions. In her introduction, Leah Price muses on the history and future of the bookshelf, asking what books can tell us about their owners and what readers can tell us about their collections. Supplementing the photographs are Price's interviews with each author, which probe the relation of writing to reading, collecting, and arranging books. Each writer provides a list of top ten favorite titles, offering unique personal histories along with suggestions for every bibliophile. "Unpacking My Library: Writers and Their Books" features the personal libraries of Alison Bechdel, Stephen Carter, Junot Diaz, Rebecca Goldstein and Steven Pinker, Lev Grossman and Sophie Gee, Jonathan Lethem, Claire Messud and James Wood, Philip Pullman, Gary Shteyngart, and Edmund White.
For courses in Young Adult and Adolescent Literature. This practical methods text provides future middle and high school English teachers with the direction they'll need to choose reading selections and to develop ideas for teaching them. Using a highly effective conversational tone, it provides the latest information about young adult literature in a short, concisely written, classroom-oriented format. The authors show the busy English teacher how to accomplish four important goals that address life-long reading, reader response, teaching the classics, and reaching a diverse student population.